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[This Chapter provides an overview of the motivation and rationale for writing this book. It starts with a general and non technical discussion about unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), now known worldwide as Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Itsupports and justifies the need for such a book, even...
[This “pictorial” Chapter presents a historical perspective on UAS starting from Ancient Greece to the beginning of the 21st Century. The best way to present the evolution of UAS over the years is through a series of figures. An effort was made to arrange these figures chronologically and most...
[United States federal law gives the Secretary of Transportation and the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) the responsibility of the economic and safety regulation of the aviation industry. To fulfill this obligation, they are given the authority to conduct investigations,...
[This Chapter provides an overview of the history and current status of UAS airworthiness and operational regulation worldwide.]
[The primary goal of UAS regulations is the assurance of safe operations. This goal is quantified by most national aviation agencies as an “Equivalent Level of Safety”, or ELOS, with that of manned aviation.]
[This Chapter aims at discussing elements of a viable roadmap leading to UAS integration into the NAS. First the key differences between manned and unmanned aviation are presented, since they will drive the regulation development. Following that, information and recommendations are provided on...
[This Chapter is the epilogue that attempts to bring closure to the book. Surprisingly, this has been a difficult task. It should not be, but it is! After all, the reason is so simple that it was almost entirely ignored and overlooked during the course of writing the book: Although several...
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