FAA is projecting significant rises in US air passenger and air cargo traffic, as well as a doubling of the hobbyist unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV) fleet in the next five years, according to its annual Aerospace Forecast for fiscal years 2018-2038. Projections for UAVs are now part of FAA’s forecast for a second year running, with the agency forecasting the small model hobbyist UAV fleet to more than double over the next five years—from 1.1 million UAVs in operation in 2017 to ...

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