The FASVIG Implementation Programme contains a number of airspace efficiency enablers. Package ATA.7 entitled “UAS Policy Compatible with VFR Operations” was enabled during FASVIG year 1 work and sought to initiate dialogue with the UAS community to seek to improve mutual understanding. This successful engagement led to further funding being agreed in year 2 work, as milestone f), and sought to develop RPAS/VFR policy alongside the NATS programme to integrate RPAS in national airspace. This paper seeks to expose the risks associated with the unregulated operation of both manned and unmanned aircraft in the same class of airspace and make recommendations to mitigate that risk.
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