UAS Maintenance, Modification, Repair, Inspeciton, Training, and Certificaiton

The FAA already knows how to certify maintenance procedures and train maintenance professionals for manned aircraft, but UAS are different. Kansas State is leading a team with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Montana State University to test current industry UAS practices against current manned aircraft safety regulations. The team will be providing the FAA various reports with recommendations on maintenance simulation training, ASI Training, Gap Analysis of 14 CFR 145 Repair Station Criteria, UAS Accidents/Incidents Data Recording. The FAA will use this research to help set UAS maintenance standards and training certification to ensure UAS are kept safe to fly.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $800000
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Aviation Administration

      800 Independence Avenue, SW
      Washington, DC  United States  20591
    • Managing Organizations:

      Mississippi State University

      Mississippi State, MS  United States  39762
    • Performing Organizations:

      Kansas State University

      Manhattan, KS  United States  66506

      Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

      600 S. Clyde Morris Boulevard
      Daytona Beach, Fl  United States  32114

      Montana State University, Bozeman

      College of Engineering
      Bozeman, MT  United States  59717
    • Principal Investigators:

      Barnhart, Kurt

      Robbins, John

      Cairns, Doug

    • Start Date: 20150901
    • Expected Completion Date: 20170930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Centers of Excellence
    • Subprogram: Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01589868
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE)
    • Contract Numbers: 15-C-UAS-KSU-01, 15-C-UAS-ERAU-02, 15-C-UAS-MTSU-02
    • Files: RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Feb 5 2016 9:38AM