Medium term – 2026 to 2031

By 2030, most currently known use cases for remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) are expected to be mature with expansive access to lower-level airspace and supporting regulations in place. Technologies enabling extended visual line of sight (EVLOS) and beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations in shared airspace, across both urban and rural environments, will be commonplace.

Requirements for training will increase as more complex operations and new technologies demand higher levels of competency and may need different skillsets from what has been learned before.

Research and development activities will continue with testing of more complex operations and larger platforms, as well as higher levels of autonomy.

The advanced air mobility (AAM) sector will continue to mature and introduce the first commercial applications, including scheduled passenger transport in urban areas.

The first fully autonomous aircraft may be introduced on a limited scale.

Published date: 2 June 2022
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