Presenter Email

jloren10@kent.edu

Submission Type

Abstract - Paper/Presentation Only

Topic Area

Regulatory changes on the horizon; Innovation in the UAS space; Developing the AAM ecosystem

Keywords

UAS, UAV, Drones, Urban Air Mobility, Advanced Air Mobility, Federal Aviation Regulations, Urban Planning, Airspace, UTM, Traffic Management, Unmanned, Uncrewed

Abstract

Urban Air Mobility (UAM) and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) are transformative technologies that will revolutionize the manner that cargo and passengers are transported in the local environment. This disruptive technology will transform transportation domain. For instance, imagine a transportation infrastructure without physical roads, where persons, property and cargo are being moved by Autonomously operated Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAS). This presentation/paper will examine the current state of the regulatory and legal environment and the efforts that are being made to facilitate a future that a few short years ago was only imagined in works of science fiction.

This presentation will focus on the current state of the legal environment in Florida, North Dakota, New York and Ohio. Furthermore, this presentation will discuss some of the efforts, especially Ohio, where industry and government stakeholders are working together to develop a low-level airspace environment that will pave the way for the future Urban Air Mobility. More specifically, this paper will examine in detail some of the technological advancements juxtaposed with the regulatory framework that is being developed to facilitate such an Urban Airspace Environment that will control and direct Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, safely, efficiently and economically.

An examination of current developments at the State and Local levels of government will demonstrate the intricate and delicate relationship between precedential case law, Federal Statutory and Regulatory law and State local law. All of these areas along with rapid technological development will create a very dynamic and exciting new transportation infrastructure.

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Creating an Urban Airspace Design: The Future Regulatory Landscape

Urban Air Mobility (UAM) and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) are transformative technologies that will revolutionize the manner that cargo and passengers are transported in the local environment. This disruptive technology will transform transportation domain. For instance, imagine a transportation infrastructure without physical roads, where persons, property and cargo are being moved by Autonomously operated Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAS). This presentation/paper will examine the current state of the regulatory and legal environment and the efforts that are being made to facilitate a future that a few short years ago was only imagined in works of science fiction.

This presentation will focus on the current state of the legal environment in Florida, North Dakota, New York and Ohio. Furthermore, this presentation will discuss some of the efforts, especially Ohio, where industry and government stakeholders are working together to develop a low-level airspace environment that will pave the way for the future Urban Air Mobility. More specifically, this paper will examine in detail some of the technological advancements juxtaposed with the regulatory framework that is being developed to facilitate such an Urban Airspace Environment that will control and direct Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, safely, efficiently and economically.

An examination of current developments at the State and Local levels of government will demonstrate the intricate and delicate relationship between precedential case law, Federal Statutory and Regulatory law and State local law. All of these areas along with rapid technological development will create a very dynamic and exciting new transportation infrastructure.

 

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