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New Entrants Division

The Research and Development Integration Division 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.

The New Entrants Division manages the FAA's Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) 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. Within the scope of its portfolios, this Division manages the FAA's Center of Excellence for UAS and plays a leading role in collaborating with external domestic and international partners, such as the U.S. Department of Defense, NASA, and the European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation (EUROCONTROL), to leverage relevant R&D to support the FAA's goals.

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