Building on the success of the government-industry Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST) in reducing airline accident rates, the FAA is chartering an Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team (UAST) to address issues raised by the increase in unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations. Announcing the move on Aug. 2 at the first drones workshop in the White House, organized by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said the team will assemble a wide variety ...

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