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FAA Civil/Public UAS Roadmap

2010
Limited Operational
Capability Enabled
By GBSAA
(Army El Mirage)

2010

2012
UAS SAE Flight
Control Standards

2011

2014
DoD UAS
Airworthiness
Standards

2013
Expanded Operational
Capability Enabled
By GBSAA

2012

2013

2014

2015
Limited Operational
Capability Enabled
By ASAA (Air Force)

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Public Use Milestones


Aircraft
2008-2009
FAA Sponsored Sense
and Avoid Workshops

2020
Airworthiness Design Standards (CFRs)
Equipment Standards (TSOs)
Type Design Certification (TC, STC)
Unmanned Aircraft
Ground Support Infrastructure (e.g., GCS, etc.)

Production Certification
Airworthiness Certification
Parts Manufacturing Approval (PMA)

2010-2011
Sense and Avoid
Safety Methods
Workshop

People (Airmen)

Pilots and Crew


Dispatchers
Aviation Maintenance Technicians
Air Traffic Controllers
Designees
Aviation Safety Inspectors
Aviation Safety Engineers
Facilities Technicians

Policy Documents
Advisory Circulars

Policy & Guidance


2005
05-01 Interim
Operational Approval
Guidance
2008
08-01 Interim
Operational Approval
Guidance

2010-2011
XX-01 Interim
Operational Approval
Guidance (update)

Standard Instrument Approach


Procedures
Standard Terminal Arrival Routes
Standard Instrument Departure
Procedures
Operational Specifications
FAA Orders and Job Aids
Training and Testing Standards

Procedures

FAA Participating Activities with Government and Industry

Aircraft Design Standards (Airworthiness)


14 CFR Part 25, Part 23, Part 27, Part 29,
Part 31, Part 33

SAA Workshops
Safety Methods Workshops
Airspace Modeling and Simulation (UFIT)
TCAS on UAS
Rotorcraft CFR Review
Control Station Considerations
Interim Operational Approval Guidance
Aeronautical Information Manual Guidance
UAS.1309 Methods (System Safety)
Technical Community Representative Group (R&D)
RTCA/SC-203
Multi-Intruder Autonomous Avoidance (MIAA-AFRL)
Ground Based Sense and Avoid Requirements Analysis (Army)
ICAO UAS Study Group
EUROCAE Working Group 73
NATO FINAS
Airworthiness CFR Review

Aircraft Certification
14 CFR Part 21

Aircraft Equipment Standards

Regulations

Technical Standard Orders

Continued Airworthiness
14 CFR Part 43, Airworthiness Directives

Operational Rules

14 CFR Part 91, Part 121, Part 135, Part 129

NAS Systems

Airports & Facilities

Designees

Civil Use Milestones

2010

2011
ITU - C2 Spectrum Allocation
2012
Small UAS sFAR

2011

2012

2012
Optionally Piloted
Aircraft

2013
UAS System
MASPS

2013

2013
RTCA Sense and Avoid
and C2 MASPS

2014

2014
ITU - Sense and Avoid
Spectrum Allocation

2015

2015
Restricted Category
UAS

2016

2018
C2 MOPS

2017

2018

Air Traffic Control Radar


Navigation Aids
Terrestrial/GPS
Radio Frequencies
Voice and Data communications
Safety Management System SRMD
NexGEN Compatibility

Runways/Taxiways/Movement Areas
Security/Controlled Access
Lighting/Signage/Markings
Unconventional Launch/Recovery
GCS and Support Equipment
Crash, Rescue, and Fire Requirements

Designated Engineering Representatives


(DER)
Designated Airworthiness
Representatives (DAR)
Designated Manufacturing Inspection
Representatives (DMIR)
Organizational Designations (ODAR,
ODA)
Designated Examiners
Aviation Medical Examiners

Certificates of Authorization or Waiver

2009
TCAS on UAS
Workshops

Aircraft Certification
Methods of Compliance to Regulations
Operational Approvals

Aeronautical Information Manual


Interim Approval Guidance (e.g., 08-01)
FAA Orders and Notices
Handbooks and Manuals

Civil UAS
Routine Access
to the NAS
2019
Sense and Avoid MOPS

2019

2020 +

2020