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An introduction to the regulatory framework of Unmanned Aircraft Systems - March 2019


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Course duration: 1 day     Course date: 25 March 2019     Course location:  Gatwick


Course Overview

This course provides delegates with an understanding of the regulatory framework associated with the operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).  Delegates will gain knowledge and understanding of the evolving regulations and how they apply to leisure and commercial UAS operations.  Giving guidance on the requirements, operational and technical aspects and the risk-based processes underpinning the application and granting of authorisations for UAS operations.


Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for anyone who requires a generic overview of the requirements surrounding UAS operations.


Course Objectives

By the end of this course, delegates will demonstrate knowledge of the following:

  • The current and future regulatory system and its impact on UAS operations
  • The role of rulemaking advisory groups
  • The different types of UAS platform and why they are wanted
  • Essential system elements and features
  • The fundamental principles of UAS operation (VLOS, BVLOS)
  • The fundamental elements of a safety case and the role of specific operational risk assessments
  • An overview of future developments and their role in enhancing UAS operational safety


Key Topics

  • An overview of the regulatory framework from ICAO to national and EASA regulation
  • Development of regulations
  • UAS platforms, their capabilities and deficiencies
  • Accommodating UAS operations within the current aviation infrastructure
  • Typical use cases
  • The requirement for the operator to demonstrate flight safety and how this is achieved
  • implementation of technology to help control risks and hazards
  • provision of an environment for safe operation (u-space)