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Hoofddorp, Netherlands

16 - 17 April 2018 - available

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Dates not yet confirmed

St. Julians, Malta

Dates not yet confirmed

990.00

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UAS (Drones) Requirements - Initial

Introduction

This initial course on the scenario and international regulatory framework of non-military Unmanned Aircraft Systems (or ‘remotely piloted’ RPAS; called “drones” by the media) breaks down into three parts:

·         the “disruptive Innovation” represented by drones and the related societal concerns;

·         the evolving regulatory framework for drone safety at global level;

·         the emerging regulations and standards in Europe, covering all societal concerns (e.g. safety, but also liability, privacy, etc.).

Course Content

The course consists of 11 lectures of about 50 minutes, plus 2 group exercises, plus 1 hour for final examination: 14 modules of around one hour distributed in 2 consecutive days.

The course consists of 11 lectures of about 50 minutes, plus 2 group exercises, plus 1 hour for final examination: 14 modules of around one hour distributed in 2 consecutive days.

The 11 lectures comprise:

1.      Course introduction and objectives

2.      Drones = disruptive innovation and related challenges

3.      Societal concerns beyond safety (security, environment, privacy and data protection, enforcement, sanctions)

4.      Liability and insurance

5.      Drones in the Chicago Convention (ICAO)

6.      Drones in Annexes 2, 7 and 13 to the Chicago Convention

7.      Highlights on the Joint Authorities for Rulemaking on Unmanned Systems (JARUS)

8.      Current EU/EASA rules on UAS

9.      EU evolving policy on drones

10.  Proposed amendments to other ICAO Annexes

11.  Role of industry (standard making bodies and qualified entities)

One group exercise per day is planned:

·         drafting ICAO provisions; and

·         assign category to a drone in a specific operational scenario.

Learning Objectives

After completing the course:

·         All participants should be able to broadly understand the international and European regulatory framework for non-military drones and the respective roles of involved entities;

·         Participants from a competent aviation authority should achieve a superficial but comprehensive understanding of all regulatory issues concerning non-military drones, based on provisions from ICAO, JARUS, EU and EASA;

·         Participants from an ANSP should be able to understand the multiple aspects around drones, beyond ATM issues;

·         Participants from industry, should be able to understand the evolving regulatory context, in to order to better identify their respective strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

Who should take this course

Aviation professionals feeling the need to receive initial information on the regulatory framework for non-military drones and related institutions, to:

·         Highlight existing provisions on UAS at global and European level and envisage their evolution;

·         Explain how UAS regulations in their country could evolve, driven by international progress;

 

·         Identify possibilities for expanding their activities in other States, beyond their principal place of business.

 The target group includes:

·         Middle managers, rulemaking officials and inspectors of CAAs;

·         Middle managers, remote pilots and other aviation professionals desiring to receive initial information on regulation of drones to further develop respective careers or knowledge;

·         Entrepreneurs involved, or planning to become involved, in drones or training of remote pilots;

·         Instructors and examiners of remote pilots;

·         Personnel of Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) wishing to better understand the issues around drones, from a perspective much wider than only Air Traffic Management (ATM).

Pre-requisites

Essential:

·         Good command of English language;

·         University graduation (bachelor), or 3 years of experience in traditional aviation, or 1 year of experience on drones.

Duration

2 days, starting at 09:00 and ending at approximately 17:00 each day