Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Market Survey
The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI) is sponsoring the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Market Survey. The purpose of the survey is to obtain feedback from experts in industry and academia on aspects of operating UAS. FAA limits participation in the survey to only those employees of organizations that operate UAS or academic institutions that provide UAS training. The sample pool consists of those who have submitted Part 107 Waivers relating to rules governing UAS, or identified in academia as a UAS instructor. The survey will gain insight from those involved or who plan to be involved in UAS air carrier operations, such as UAS engineers, operators, instructors, and managers. These industry leaders will be able to provide insight to help inform current and future policies regarding UAS air carrier operations. This survey examines three areas of potential concern regarding UAS policy and operations: fatigue; crew and staffing; and knowledge, skills, and abilities for UAS operators. The results from this survey will also be used to inform FAA’s rulemaking activities governing UAS operations.