EASA has just produced a ‘Non Paper’ entitled: Roadmap for Drone Operations in the European Union – The roll-out of the EU operation centric approach. Continue reading
Japan Drone 2016, the first RPAS conference & exhibition in Japan, took place at the Markuhari Messe in Chiba (Tokyo), Japan on 24-26 March 2016. This event was organized by the Japan UAS Industrial Development Association (JUIDA), Congress Corporation, Japan, and Space Media Japan Co., Ltd.
On 4 March 2016, a EUROCAE UAS/RPAS Workshop took place at EUROCONTROL headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. The purpose of this workshop, which was attended by 72 persons, was to discuss the future working arrangements and work programme for the development of RPAS standards. Continue reading
It is with deep sorrow that we have learned that Steve May has unexpectedly passed away at the age of 70 on 14 February 2016, while taking his favourite walk on Swami’s Beach in Encinitas, near his home in San Diego, California.
Steve May (LtCol US Army rtd) was the former Manager of International Strategic Development for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), in San Diego, Calif., USA, which he joined in 2001. In this position, he was responsible for promoting opportunities for the company’s full line of unmanned aircraft systems, tactical reconnaissance radars, and sensor systems to customers in Europe. Continue reading
EuropaDrone, which is taking place in Lyon, France on 6 & 7 April 2016 will be Europe’s largest RPAS event for international RPAS professionals and will be dedicated to the entire RPAS supply & value chain [manufacturers (systems & sub-systems & critical components), services with RPAS & services for RPAS operators].
The association’s new Board of Directors (BoD) was unanimously voted into office at its General Assembly in Brussels, Belgium on 20 Jan. 2016. Continue reading
The Belgian government has announced that the high degree of security measures that is currently applicable in Brussels, Belgium has been extended until Monday evening 30 Nov. 2015 (when it will be reviewed). Taking into account the general safety of the conference attendees, the logistical problems that they may encounter and the incertainty of what next week will bring, this situation has, unfortunately, pushed us to decide that it is wisest to postpone the RPAS CivOps 2015 conference. Continue reading