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Regulation key sticking point for civil UAS market

18th October 2017 - 16:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


The need to introduce effective regulations to better manage the civil unmanned industry was the main topic of conversation on the first day of the Royal Aeronautical Society’s UAS conference in London.

A difference emerged however as to whether industry or the legislators should concede the ground in this endeavour, with both sides putting forward cases for the other to create an environment that would allow the sector to reach its full potential.

Properly regulated, the sector could be worth hundreds of billions of dollars by 2025.

Comparisons were made between manned and unmanned aviation, with regulators noting that it

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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