The following is an excerpt from an article by Tom Temin of Federal News Network.
The Federal Aviation Administration’s long-term modernization of the national airspace (NAS) is turning that crucial network into what Chief Data Officer Natesh Manikoth calls an info-centric NAS.
“In support of that vision,” Manikoth said, “there’s a lot of things which we have been doing to prepare for the digital infrastructure to support an info-centric NAS.” Those initiatives, he added, extend to enabling data based decision-making efforts for all aspects of FAA. He said the fundamental mission remains the same – an ever safer and more efficient system. The rise in unmanned craft delivering packages or doing surveillance is driving much of the work. Right now such operations are allowed only outside of controlled airspace, but long term the FAA and the industry will need to figure out how emerging services and aircraft can operate safely around traditional commercial carriers.
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