Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems - A Regulatory Overview [GEN-RPAS-REG]

Classroom Course

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The  course provides an overview of the emerging ICAO provisions and  regulations on UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems). This includes standards and recommended practices from ICAO, recommended requirements from JARUS, and emerging rules from FAA and EASA. The course focuses also on the changes introduced by the new EASA Basic Regulation (2018/1139) that extended the mandate of EASA to drones of any mass, and presents the related implementing and delegated acts as well as the differences among open, specific and certified categories of UAS operations. Standard scenarios defined by JARUS and EASA are also presented in the course.
The EU Legislation applicable to civil drones goes much beyond safety, so not only 2018/1139 and associated rules will be covered, but also other relevant EU Regulations (e.g. 765/2004, 679/2016, 376/2014 and 996/2010) will be highlighted, where relevant.
The course is composed of both theoretical modules, necessary to understand the regulatory framework, and group exercises and use cases, meant to consolidate the assimilated concepts and to share knowledge among the participants. Nevertheless, this course does not train participants to execute a specific regulatory or operational task linked to non-military drones. The course instead intends to provide attendees with a thorough insight in the overall scenario related to drones, including the societal point of view.


At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Summarise key principles of emerging rules across the aviation domains (organisations, airworthiness, competence of remote pilots, operations, detect and avoid, command and control data link, airspace integration etc.).
  • List the main EU Regulations affecting non-military UAS and explain their applicability.
  • Envisage expected developments of emerging ICAO provisions and requirements at global level (ICAO, JARUS)
This course takes place over 3 days.

Professionals from industry wishing to acquire familiarisation with drone rules, or wishing to understand the regulatory context around their specific task.
Staff of aviation authorities (potentially) dealing with non-military drones for policy development, rulemaking, certification, licensing and oversight.

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The price per course participant is 960 EUR.
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Certificate awarded
All candidates will receive a certificate of attendance.
IANS, Luxembourg