Every day, more than two million passengers and 50,000 loads of freight fly on 27,000 commercial flights within five million square miles of U.S. airspace. At any given time, approximately 7,000 pilots are airborne in aircraft of various shapes and sizes. The airline industry serves drive $1.5 trillion in annual U.S. economic activity and supports more than ten million U.S. jobs. Because of active collaboration within the aviation community and decades of technological advancements, U.S. enjoys the safest, most reliable, most effective, most efficient, and most complicated, air transportation system in the world.
The recent proliferation of cheap Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), conjointly referred to as drones, has created the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) job of safety and with efficiency managing the National Airspace System (NAS) even more complicated. Reports of drones operating close to airports and aircraft, and within restricted airspace enhanced more than 500 percent between 2014 and 2015. That is why we are moving at the speed of innovation to alter pilots in the air, and drone operators on the bottom to share the skies safely.
We are guaranteeing drone operators understand the ''rules of the sky'' and register their drones. Under Federal law, as of December 21, 2015, all housekeepers of unmanned aircraft that weigh more than 0.55 pounds but less than fifty-five pounds are needed to register to get a certificate and license number (just like house owners of manned aircraft). In mere underneath 12 weeks, the Federal Aviation Agency developed and discharged the small Unmanned Aircraft System Registration Service (sUASRS). To alter this registration method, and to at the same time deliver coaching regarding the way to safely operate a drone, we tend to utilized development methodologies and a hosting resolution that were comparatively unaccustomed the Federal Aviation Agency, but have now become business as usual.
First, the sUASRS was iteratively outlined using an Agile development methodology. This allowed the U.S. to lower the risk of a makeover and downstream changes, and also provided a faster production unleashes with lower investment as compared to a standard "waterfall" development approach.