SOMEDAY IN THE NOT-TOO-distant future, perhaps within the next 5-6 years, unmanned aerial vehicle systems will begin to share the airways with passenger aircraft. Although some have voiced concern about the pace at which this is occurring, a consensus is growing that nothing will stop the march of this new dimension of aviation. Regulators in Europe and the US are hard at work trying to define the certification standards that will make it possible for airliners and UAVs to operate in common ...

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