Eyeing looming drone and AAM services, UK reviews aviation laws
Legal authorities in the UK are moving to review existing laws regulating aviation in the nation to evaluate whether those are compatible with the swiftly emerging kinds of transportation and services – and increasing automation – provided by drones and advanced air mobility (AAM) aircraft. Unfortunately, that response to the rapid expansion and progress of aviation tech is slated to unfold over an incongruously slower two-year period.
The Law Commission of England and Wales says it will undertake the review to measure where and how much current UK aviation regulation needs to be loosened or otherwise amended to enable both piloted and automated services by drones and AAM companies to reach their full economic potential. The study by the independent, parliament-created monitoring agency is being funded by the UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) organization, and the nation’s Civil Aviation Authority regulator.
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