UAS Operations

The NATE UAS Committee is tasked with monitoring the trends and regulatory environment associated with rapidly evolving UAS technologies and making recommendations to NATE members and the wireless infrastructure community on best practices when it comes to UAS integration. The committee also focuses on collaborating with federal agencies and interested stakeholders in the development of guidelines to promote the safe commercial and private use of these systems.

The UAS Committee has pledged to be a source of information by providing timely updates to NATE members and industry stakeholders as key developments emerge in the landscape surrounding Unmanned Aerial Systems. Through the establishment of the UAS Committee, NATE is once again demonstrating our leadership in the industry by playing a pro-active role in the emerging technologies surrounding Unmanned Aerial Systems.


NATE sUAS Operations Best Practices Advisory Resource

This in-depth, 38-page document becomes the latest in a line of commercial drone-related resources that NATE’s UAS Committee and its cadre of aviation subject-matter experts have developed. NATE is providing this resource as an industry-specific guideline manual for carrying out UAS operations for wireless and broadcast communications tower facilities in accordance with Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 107, the UAS Pilots Code, in order to further educate communications infrastructure industry stakeholders on operating UAS safely and efficiently around towers.

NATE is a prominent leader when it comes to the integration and safe utilization of UAS around communications infrastructure and these guidelines can play a major role in providing the industry’s wireless carriers, vertical realtors, contractors and technicians with a go-to resource to help standardize the training requirements and operator processes in the industry. NATE’s goal is for this new resource to ultimately serve to help scale commerce drone use in the industry in order to maximize the many benefits of this technology.

NATE sUAS Operations Best Practices Advisory Resource 


NATE UAS Operations Resource Documents

UAS Operations Document – 2nd Edition

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*Photos courtesy of Sentera in Minneapolis, Minnesota.