Assessing 'Drones for Good' -- Public UASs in the Middle East

The 2nd International Aviation Management Conference 2014

7 Pages Posted: 7 Dec 2014

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Timothy Ravich

University of Central Florida, College of Community Innovation and Education

Date Written: November 19, 2014

Abstract

The future challenges and opportunities in aviation are encapsulated by the projected billion dollar unmanned aerial system (“UAS”) or “drone” industry. While public perception is predominated by a militarized narrative of UAS applications, the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) is showcasing the technology’s versatility and welfare-enhancing and humanitarian uses through its “Vision 2021” initiative. This paper evaluates existing UAS aviation laws and regulatory regimes abroad to conclude that issues of airspace management, safety, and security must be managed if the UAE’s proposed model for civil UAS functionality is to be exportable to the private sector globally, whatever its success achieved domestically.

Keywords: unmanned aerial vehicles, commercial drones, airspace rights, autonomous aviation

JEL Classification: K23, L50, L93, Z00

Suggested Citation

Ravich, Timothy, Assessing 'Drones for Good' -- Public UASs in the Middle East (November 19, 2014). The 2nd International Aviation Management Conference 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2534815

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