The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is a UN specialized agency that was set up in 1944 to organize the administration and governance of the Convention on International Civil Aviation. The agency works with the 193 Member States and industry groups reach consensus on international civil aviation Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and policies in support of a safe, efficient, secure, economically sustainable and environmentally responsible civil aviation sector. The Member States implement the SARPs and other policies to make sure that their local civil aviation operations and regulations conform to global standards and that international air travel can function safely and reliably in every part of the world. To get to a point where drones and traditional manned aircraft can operate together safely in the same airspace, ICAO now calls for innovative solutions for drone airspace management, also known as unmanned traffic management (UTM). This year the ICAO DRONE ENABLE event will take place from September 9-11 in Rio de Janeiro.
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The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, has begun to lay the groundworks of what will become a low-altitude traffic management guidance for domestic unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). In September this year, the organization will host their second Drone Enable/2 Symposium to facilitate a global approach to safely integrate UAS traffic management systems into the existing manned airspace. Drone industry experts, innovators, and academia are invited to submit their proposals ahead of this year’s event in Chengdu, China.