Tag: European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)

The Challenges for UK Drone Operators and NQEs with the Implementation of EASA Regulations

The Challenges for UK Drone Operators and NQEs with the Implementation of EASA Regulations Background On the 28th of June the European Council adopted new aviation safety rules – The “basic regulation” as it is known will bring all UAS under 150kg under the EASA regulations, rather than member states or National Aviation Authorities. The …

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BSI Issues BS 9122 Draft for Public Comment

BSI Issues BS 9122 Draft for Public Comment The British Standards Institution (BSI) has released a drafted document – named BS 9122 – for public comment outlining a new standard of specifications for drone users in the hope of improving standards across the UK drone industry. The BSI, alongside other organisations such as the Engineering …

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PwC Reports Drone Industry Set to Increase UK GDP by £42bn

PwC Reports Drone Industry Set to Increase UK GDP by £42bn Last week, PwC released a report outlining their latest research and predictions for the future of the UK drone market. This marks one of the first major studies into the impact of UAV technology on the UK economy and the opportunities it could create …

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Commercial Drones to be Integrated into US Skies: What Does This Mean for the UK?

What is The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program? Last October, President Trump announced ‘The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot’ program, as a way to carefully integrate commercial drones into US airspace to benefit communities. As the Consumer Technology Association’s vice president of technology policy Doug Johnson previously agreed, the program is a …

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EASA Releases Proposal of New Regulatory Framework for UK Drone Operators

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) recently released their official Opinion on the previous Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA). This is in relation to the Introduction of a regulatory framework for the operation of unmanned aircraft systems in the ‘open’ and ‘specific’ categories. The remit of EASA will be “extended to cover the regulation of …

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