Law Commission consultation on aviation autonomy

Closes 28 Jun 2024

Rules of the air

Consultation Question 4: We seek views on how highly automated and autonomous aircraft should act in emergency scenarios. In particular:
  1. should highly automated and autonomous aircraft be given the freedom to operate outside the rules of the air in emergency circumstances; or
  2. should a comprehensive set of rules be developed for highly automated and autonomous aircraft in emergency situations.
Consultation Question 5: We seek consultee views about what challenges remotely piloting an aircraft in an emergency scenario presents and how these might be addressed.
Consultation Question 6: We seek consultees’ views on whether the rules of the air relating to communication should be adapted for remotely piloted and autonomous aircraft.
Consultation Question 7: We ask for consultees’ views on how the rules of the air might be adapted or developed for remotely piloted or autonomous flight.