Today small drones are proliferating in the airspace, even over urban areas letting societal concerns arise. The European market was fragmented, different national rules applied to drone safety below 150kg upon applied in the past. Therefore, the role of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) was extended to create a common framework of implementing and delegated safety rules (applicable since 31 Dec 2020) on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) below 150kg.
However, society may have several concerns, beyond safety, around the use of non-military UAS mentioned also in recitals to EASA Basic Regulation 2018/1139. This training expands the context of emerging common rules on drones to include security, environment, enforcement, liability, insurance, privacy and data protection. Operations in all these domains are affected by EU provisions (not necessarily originated by EASA) which this training seeks to explore.
The course breaks down into four parts:
The content of the lectures is taught over the course duration of two days, including several exercises or group discussions and 1 hour for final examination.
The lectures comprise:
After completing the course participants should be able to:
Aviation professionals concerned with the emerging common EU rules for non-military drones in several domains. The course may be relevant for:
Participants are kindly requested to bring a laptop to the course to access course material which will only be provided in electronic format.
2 days - each day will commence at 09:00 and finish at 17:00, with appropriate refreshment breaks.