Category Archives: Regulatory Matters

EASA Publishes NPA for Open and Specific Categories and Associated Regulatory Impact Assessment

On 5 May 2017 EASA published the Notice of Proposed Amendment 2017-05 (A).
And on 12 May 2017 EASA published the Notice of Proposed Amendment 2017-05 (B).
Both of these documents introduce a regulatory framework for the operation of civil drones and pertain to unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations in the “open” and “specific” category. Continue reading

Small Drones Safer Near People than Previously Thought

 

Small drones are safer to operate near people than originally thought, according to research results presented today by the director of the Rotorcraft Systems Engineering and Simulation Center (RSESC) at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) to members of the U.S. Congress and industry representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Drone Advisory Council. Continue reading