ANSI Releases Survey on UAS Standardization Road Map
Wednesday, October 07, 2020 | Comments

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) released a user survey to capture how companies, organizations and agencies use the “Standardization Roadmap for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Version 2.0),” which was published by the ANSI Unmanned Aircraft Systems Standardization Collaborative (UASSC) in June 2020.

Version 2.0 of the road map includes expanded content and identification of additional standardization needs not included in Version 1.0. ANSI is seeking user input regarding the use and effectiveness of the road map to assist in future work efforts.

Launched in 2017, the ANSI UASSC is working to coordinate and accelerate the development of the standards and related conformance programs needed to facilitate the safe integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the U.S. national airspace system, with international coordination and adaptability. Some 400 individuals from 250 public- and private-sector organizations, including representatives of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), other U.S. federal government agencies, standards developing organizations (SDOs), industry and academia, supported the road map's development.

The road map identifies published standards and standards in development, assesses gaps, and makes recommendations for priority areas where there is a perceived need for additional standardization including pre-standardization research and development (R&D). The road map covers the full range of topics related to UAS: airworthiness; flight operations; personnel training, qualifications and certification; infrastructure inspections; environmental applications; commercial services; workplace safety; and public-safety operations. The road map aims to support the growth of the UAS market with an emphasis on civil, commercial and public-safety applications. ANSI anticipates that the standardization communication will widely adopt its recommendations.

Find the full road map here.

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