Insitu Seeks FAA Type Certification for ScanEagle UAS Variant

Boeing's Insitu subsidiary has completed an interim board meeting with the Federal Aviation Administration as part of efforts to obtain type certification for the ScanEagle3 unmanned aerial system.

Insitu said Tuesday multiple FAA teams visited the UAS maker’s Bingen, Wash., headquarters and examined its “detect-and-avoid” capability plan, model-based engineering process and safety management system.

Agency personnel witnessed launch-to-capture flight tests during their three-day visit, as well as reviewed Insitu's standards, manuals and publications on flight training and technical operations.

Jeff Raymond, an Insitu program manager, said the company looks forward to working with the FAA to help ensure the safe integration of UAS into national airspace.

The Code of Federal Regulations states that an aircraft and its sub-assemblies must be manufactured according to the approved design in order to achieve aircraft type certification.

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