FAA Symposium Discusses Integrating UAS with NAS

A recent FAA Symposium brought together regulators and industry leaders to discuss the integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the U.S. National Air Space (NAS). The primary takeaway was that there exists a spirit of collaboration, where the FAA is listening to industry ideas and is willing to take actions to fit new concepts into existing rules. This is a 180-degree change from prior positions, according to people who attended previous symposiums on this topic.

During the Symposium, many shortcomings in the current and proposed operational concepts were discussed, but several primary ones were identified. They are how to address Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) issues and the ability to identify who is operating in the airspace and what their intentions are for security purposes. Furthermore, any unmanned traffic management (UTM) system must provide a common a baseline of intercommunication with each other, the vehicles, and air traffic control (ATC).

The FAA and the industry are actively looking for solutions to these issues. Presenting VIMANA’s approach, numerous attendees could see how VIMANA Blockchain Airspace can solve countless issues that were brought up at this Symposium, and probably many undiscovered ones, too.

Specifically, Vimana Blockchain Airspace can resolve the issues identified, which are nowhere close to being resolved by others. VIMANA supports common communication between UTM Providers and ATC, the ability to identify all vehicles including intention, and offers safety, reliability, screening of participants (passengers), no vulnerability to hacking, and many more capabilities, such as BVLOS.