APSA and AIRT Collaborate to Implement NIST Testing
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Non-profit organizations the Airborne Public Safety Association (APSA) and the Airborne International Response Team (AIRT) have entered into an agreement of cooperation in order to support the implementation of the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Test Methods for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) to improve upon the safety and proficiency surrounding public safety drone operations.
The agreement will see APSA and AIRT – the official home of the DRONERESPONDERS program – collaborate to promote validation and dissemination of the NIST test methods for sUAS. The two organizations will work together in developing best practices for using the tests to support training with standard measures of remote pilot proficiency for public safety and emergency services organization operating drones for life safety…