The Research and Development Integration Division (ANG-C2) supports the evolution of the National Airspace System (NAS) by integrating research and development (R&D) to refine NAS operational requirements and influence NAS operational improvements and sustainments.
ANG-C2 manages the FAA's Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Improved Multiple Runway Operations R&D portfolios. This includes program management responsibility for the execution of relative R&D to support both Aviation Safety and NextGen requirements for UAS integration into the NAS, wake separation standards, closely spaced parallel operations, and ground based augmentation system cost benefit studies. Within the scope of its portfolios, this Division manages the FAA's Center of Excellence for UAS as well as the FAA's UAS Pathfinder project for aerial media coverage. Additionally, this Division has a leading role in collaborating with external domestic and international partners, such as the U.S. Department of Defense, NASA, and the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (EUROCONTROL), to leverage relevant R&D to support the FAA's goals.