Infrastructure is the supporting structures and facilities necessary for the safe operation of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) and advanced air mobility (AAM). This includes:
airports, vertiports, and vertipads
infrastructure related operator approvals
flight test ranges
drone detection systems
spectrum and data sharing.
Image of vertiports and drone landing sites, infrastructure
What we want to achieve
We aim to create clear and risk-based standards along with simple, flexible and efficient authorisation pathways for operators of infrastructure. These will both focus on automating authorisations to ease operational overhead.
The activities identified in the roadmap will be informed by other National Emerging Aviation Technologies (NEAT) Policy Statement initiatives. These include the National Drone Detection Network (NDDN) and the NEAT infrastructure planning framework.