As the rapid growth of drone use continues, the International Air Transportation Association (IATA) has been working on the regulation of the safe integration of drones into the global airspace. If regulated and operated correctly and safely, unmanned vehicle technologies can revolutionize future air transport, airport operations, cargo operations and ground handling, besides others.
Drones present significant opportunities to improve efficiencies, reduce costs and increase speed within the aviation industry, said IATA cargo transformation head Celine Hourcade, citing aircraft inspections and bird strike avoidance as two concrete examples.
IATA identified three specific focus areas for initiating regulation in the global airspace – safety, air traffic management (ATM) and integrated operations.
Collected and summarized from the source below by Minh Pham