The integration of RPAS into the present manned aircraft environment is based on a few basic but essential principles:
- They should not pose an additional hazard to existing operations.
- They should be as safe as or safer than manned aircraft operations.
- They should operate in a transparent manner for ATC.
These principles, which have been agreed at an international level, will ensure that when an RPAS has been approved to operate in the same environment as manned aircraft, it will not have a negative impact on the current way we handle our day-to-day traffic.