TRB Webinar: The Day of the Drones - Airports and Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Part 2

April 27, 2021 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
0.00 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 1.00 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) activity is expanding. These rapid and large-scale changes may affect the safety of people and property. TRB is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will address the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s integration efforts, which have direct implications for airport operators. These integration efforts include counter-UAS mechanisms, remote identification and tracking, and airspace authorization waivers. Presenters will suggest specific planning, operational, and infrastructure guidelines to safely integrate existing and anticipated UAS operations into an airport environment. This is the second in a two-part webinar series that follows The Day of the Drones: Airports and Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Part 1.

The webinar features research from ACRP Research Report 212, Volume 2: Planning Guidebook, and Volume 3: Potential Use of UAS by Airport Operators.

This webinar is sponsored by the Airport Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into to view registration information.

Webinar agenda and presenters:

  1. Incorporating UAS into airport infrastructure and planning: Chris Fernando, QS-2
  2. Potential use of UAS by airport operators: Glady Singh, AkitaBox
  3. UAS toolkit and resource library: Chris Fernando, QS-2
  4. Question and answer session: Moderated by Heather Hasper, DHJ Alaska

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, you will able to:

  1. Identify different applications of UAS for airport operations
  2. Discuss the framework for using UAS as a SMS application
  3. Use the UAS toolkit and resource library

Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) will provide 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) to accredited airport executives who attend this webinar. Claim CEUs by visiting For questions about AAAE continuing education units, please contact

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Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum.