White House AAM summit highlights eVTOL certification work and drone threat challenges

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The National Aviation Authorities Network, a partnership involving the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand is looking to align certification processes and standards for advanced air mobility (AAM) aircraft.

More than 860,000 drones are registered today in the United States. By 2025, more than 2.6 million commercial and recreational drones will be flying in the US airspace. There are threats, as well as opportunities, in managing this expanding aircraft fleet and speakers at the summit underlined the importance of reauthorising and expanding the Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018, which sets to expire October 5, 2022, to widen the number of government security agencies authorised to operate counter-UAS equipment.

The summit is looking for more ways to prevent the potential threats posed by rogue drones.


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