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ICAO launches unmanned aircraft systems toolkit

Montreal, Canada - On the occasion of International Civil Aviation Day

Aimed at assisting consumers and remote pilots regardless of their skills and experience, the UN agency for civil aviation (ICAO) launched its new Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Toolkit on the occasion of International Civil Aviation Day. Given that UAS, informally referred to as “drones,” can be mistakenly and often illegally operated by less-informed pilots around airports and other areas of controlled or sensitive airspace, ICAO has been taking steps to help minimize their risks. Its new UAS Toolkit is much more than a starting point for learning the basics of their safe operation. UAS today can be flown in a variety of configurations, and outfitted with a wide range of payloads and sensors to support their increasing humanitarian and emergency operations roles. They are also being used to monitor infrastructure and crops and for wide-ranging geological, geographical and climate-related research and development. Its toolkit is developed through ICAO’s UAS Advisory Group and in cooperation with industry and international expert partners

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