Li Jian, deputy director of the Civil Aviation Administration of China, said in an exclusive interview that in 2019, UAVs will fly 1.25 million hours, an increase of 26.3%, and the corresponding formats will develop rapidly. The next step will continue to promote the expansion of pilot areas of UAV integrated management to break the last kilometer.
The Civil Aviation Administration will timely launch policies such as guidelines for the construction of civil pilotless aviation test base (test area) and the civil UAV industry standard (MH) system framework and roadmap, so as to continuously guide scientific research and operation, and focus on solving the operational problems with broad application prospects and higher risks such as UAV and manned operation of UAV in branch logistics.
Li Jian pointed out that at present, the development of new formats oriented by consumer demand is speeding up. We will carry out UAV R & D flight test bases and pilot test run approval of specific types of UAVs. We will support Shunfeng, Jingdong, Yihang, delivery bar and other enterprises to carry out UAV logistics distribution operation pilot projects, explore ways to improve logistics “last mile” efficiency under multiple scenarios, and help Jiangxi Ganzhou, Sichuan Ganzi and other places implement targeted Poverty Alleviation Policies.
In addition, the development trend of mass consumption projects oriented by people’s living needs is gratifying. Air tour, skydiving flight service, license training and other projects maintain the trend of accelerated development; the enthusiasm of building general aviation industry parks and aviation towns, holding general aviation exhibition and flight performance is high.
Next, CAAC will continue to support the development of new business. Support the application and healthy development of UAV, Beidou, ADS-B, 5g, blockchain and other new technologies and products in the field of navigation; promote the integration and development of general aviation and tourism, sports, medical, exhibition, cultural and creative industries; strengthen the aviation culture into the community and campus, and cultivate the formation of aviation culture.
On this basis, we will further expand the pilot scope of UAV integrated management, comprehensively implement the joint examination and approval of business license and operation license, promote the deepening of pilot projects such as remote tower support, aviation medical rescue, UAV operation supervision, UAV logistics and manned application, and strive to achieve results, early conversion and rapid promotion.