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EAA Takes Part in FAA UAS Symposium
July 9, 2020 – EAA took part in the FAA's UAS Symposium, a virtual event focused on the integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS). This week saw the first of two two-day episodes, and it featured speakers and panels including high-level FAA officials all the way up to the administrator, as well as various industry experts.
The topic of this first part of the UAS Symposium was unmanned traffic management (UTM) and international UAS integration. EAA continues to hold firmly the position that as integration moves forward and UTM systems are developed, traditional model aircraft must be allowed to continue to operate safely in the airspace as they have for decades. Additionally, the burden of sensing and avoiding traffic must fall to unmanned operators, and no new equipment requirements will be acceptable for manned aircraft.