North America (Change)

Drones should be treated as a part of the whole transport system and of society more broadly. Only then will we all reap the full economic and social benefits from drone technology. This was ITF Secretary-General Young Tae Kim’s core message in his keynote for the “Drone Enable” symposium organised by ICAO, the International Civil Aviation Organization, held online today, 13 April 2021.  In his speech, Secretary-General Kim outlined five areas “that should be at the forefront of our thinking when we consider how drones should be integrated” into the transport system.  The five areas are: consider the economics of drones; create public acceptance for drones; regulate drones’ impact on the environment;  use cases for drones; and make infrastructure for drones.

Make Drones a part of the overall transport system, April 13, 2021, www.itf-oecd.org