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Whether you are an end-user organisation, a local or regional authority, or even a player in the drone industry, your operational and management teams need to build inhouse expertise and acquire foundation knowledge.
Equally, regulations and technologies are moving fast, it is also important to keep up with the pace of change.
Key aeronautical safety principles
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The drone market is still emerging. The market is regulated and the framework is rapidly evolving. Numerous technical solutions are available on the market, it is essential to appraise their performance.
Latest REGULATORY news
Drone delivery: the approach in the USA is to comply with the certification framework in place for manned aviation for an airline, but with some exemptions, rather than start from the drone-specific regulation and build on it to tackle more challenging operations such as beyond visual line of sight. No doubt that UPS Flight Forward […]
Both Implementing Act and Delegated Act were published at the Official Journal on 11th June 2019. Texts will enter into force 20 days after that publication, therefore on 1st July. Actual application is one year later, in order to let sufficient transition time in each country to prepare the transition with their existing regime. Key […]
Westminster eForum organised today a Keynote seminar on the “Next steps for the drone sector – promoting sector growth, achieving public trust, and the draft Drones Bill”. The Drone Office is a member of ARPAS-UK and represented the organisation to the event and shared with the audience an introduction to the upcoming first package of […]
Honored to contribute to The Science and Technology Committee inquiry on the ethical and safety implications of drones
https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/science-and-technology-committee/inquiries/parliament-2017/commercial-recreational-drone-uk-17-19/ As a member of ARPAS-UK, The Drone Office contributed to a hopefully fair and balanced response to the Science and Technology Committee inquiry on the ethical and safety implications of the growing use of civilian drones, of all sizes, across the UK. The Committee focused on the following 8 questions: Q1: The ethical implications […]
First thank you to the Transport Systems Catapult, now the Connected Places Catapult, for gathering the community, offering regulatory and funding updates by a panel of high level speakers, as well as networking opportunities. Anne-Lise represented ARPAS-UK at the event. Our key takeaways: REGULATORY: Following the Gatwick incidents last December, the regulatory activities in the […]
On 28 February 2019 the EASA Committee has given its positive vote tothe European Commission’s proposal for an Implementing Act regulating theoperations of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the open and specificcategories.The Implementing Regulation (rules) is expected to be published in early summer2019 and will become applicable 12 months later (June 2020). The Delegated act […]
13th March: ANO 2019 coming into force in the UK, including extension of flight restriction zones at protected aerodromes.
The Gatwick incidents last December certainly accelerated measures that were already discussed and were expected for later this year. In particular, the runway protection zones of protected aerodromes now measure 5km in length by 1km in width. The amendment is published at: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ uksi/2019/261/made. For detailed understanding of the ANO 2018 and ANO 2019 […]
Takeaways from Transport Systems Catapult SME Day on Drones Solutions and Opportunities held 6th March.
First thank you to the Transport Systems Catapult for organising a very instructive day around “Drones: Solutions and Opportunities for the UK Transport Industry”, gathering a panel of high level speakers and industry stakeholders and offering many opportunities for discussions and networking. A couple of takeaways: The Gatwick incidents last December have left their marks. […]
Drone regulation: mandate of EASA, the European Authority in Aviation Safety, officially broadened to embrace drones.
This is good news for the European drone industry. Having a strong regulator is a benefit in safety-minded industries such as aeronautics. A European-wide framework will facilitate investment in the ecosystem and favor market expansion. On 11 September 2018 the European Parliament adopted updated aviation safety rules for Europe including a new mandate for EASA […]