An overly cautious FAA should change its approach to assessing safety risk when it considers unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations, a new study says. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine made the recommendation in a study released on June 11. Required by the FAA Extension, Safety and Security Act of 2016, the study found that current safety risk management (SRM) processes developed for manned aviation, when applied to UAS, “too often [have] resulted in ...


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