Collaboration in Unmanned Aerial Systems Field

Collaboration in Unmanned Aerial Systems Field

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Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) activities are now accepted worldwide as a vital sector of aviation. The mission is therefore to achieve the safe, efficient, and internationally harmonized integration of these vehicles into the world’s airspace.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Switzerland Federal Office of Civil Aviation have reached an agreement in harmonizing domestic and international safety standards for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or drones.

The agreement builds on U.S and Swiss efforts to ensure that the fastest growing and broadest segment of aviation is integrated safely, efficiently and seamlessly around the world. 

The participants intend to collaborate under a Declaration of Intent (DOI) on UAS issues of mutual interest and benefit. The primary objectives of the DOI are to provide opportunities to engage in research and development; exchange ideas, personnel, and information; provide coordination with other government entities and stakeholders; and to collaborate on other initiatives and projects determined to be of mutual interest and benefit in relation to UAS operations.

Specifically, the participants handle the oversight and regulations of UAS in their nations’ airspace, according to