Boeing‘sÂ Insitu subsidiary has partnered with theÂ University of Alaska Fairbanks for an effort to helpÂ state, local and tribal governments integrate the use of unmanned aircraft systems into the country’s airspace.
The partnership will work to support theÂ Federal Aviation Administration‘s UASÂ Integration Pilot Program, which aims to develop new aviation regulationsÂ for unmanned aircraft usage, Insitu said Tuesday.
The subsidiary and the university will demonstrate UAS applications encompassingÂ urban setting operations, night operations and beyond visual line of sight flights.
Rules that would result from the pilot program are intended toÂ balance local and national UAS interests, augment communications between multiple jurisdictions, address security risks and streamline authorization processes for UAS operations.
UAF is among the 10 institutions that theÂ Department of Transportation selected to take part in the pilot program.