The FAA should change its approach to assessing safety risk when it considers unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations, the Washington DC-based National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recommended in a study released June 11. The study—which was required by the FAA Extension, Safety and Security Act of 2016—found that current safety risk management (SRM) processes developed for manned aviation, when applied to UAS, “too often [have] resulted in overly ...

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