In gaining an understanding of UAS and their potential use and impact on airports,
some things to consider include impact on air traffic control operations, airport
facility standards, integration into safety management systems, environmental impact,
and community outreach.
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems
International (AUVSI) recently published The
Economic Impact Report of the Unmanned Aircraft
Systems Integration in the United States. The
report concludes that UAS integration into the
NAS is expected to have enormous economic and
job creation impacts in the U.S. based on direct,
indirect and induced effects of total spending in
During the 11-year period 2015-2025, UAS inte-
gration is expected to contribute $82.1 billion to
the nation’s economy by agriculture, public safety
and other activities. The AUVSI report further
states that 103,776 new jobs will be created, with
844,741 job years worked over the time period.
Although the economy is showing signs of a mod-
est recovery now, these numbers are an exciting
new addition that will provide a much needed
boost to the economy. A copy of the full report can
be found at www.auvsi.org.
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