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
RPAS CivOps 2015 will take place in Brussels, Belgium on 2 & 3 December 2015. It has as purpose to inform the Civil Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Operators Community on the upcoming regulatory changes in Europe, and is being coordinated with the European Parliament & the European Commission. Continue reading
A well-reputed & recognized international organization established in the European Union has requested UVS International to make its urgent requirement for a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) and various accessories known to the European RPAS community.
The drone industry is diverse, innovative and international. It has an enormous potential for growth with the associated possibility to create jobs. To ensure a safe, secure and environmentally friendly development, and to respect the citizens’ legitimate concerns for privacy and data protection, EASA has been tasked by the European Commission — following the Riga Conference1 and its associated Declaration — to develop a regulatory framework for drone operations, as well as concrete proposals for the regulation of low-risk drone operations. Continue reading