The UK Civil Aviation Authority is expanding its aerial operations by introducing a space and drones manager.
It is recruiting an innovation manager to oversee the commercialisation drone technology. The job description on the CAA website is looking for a candidate to “create the regulatory environment to facilitate the safe deployment in the UK of new technologies or business models”.
A CAA spokesman told the Register: “Our Innovation Team is dedicated to facilitating developments in the aviation industry that will be valuable to UK citizens; securing safe outcomes is the primary objective of the team’s work. Currently the team is focussed on three main projects – a UK commercial spaceflight capability, exploitation of unmanned aircraft technology and aviation defences against evolving cyber threats.
“The team identifies safety risks and opportunities presented by such developments guides UK legislation and policy and helps the CAA to secure capability, as the UK aviation regulator, to ensure that the risks are controlled and the opportunities taken. As the projects taken on by the team change, so, too, do the professional capabilities needed in the team.”