The European drone guidelines have now been in effect for around two months. Nevertheless, in large parts of the drone economy, there is still some uncertainty regarding the new framework conditions for the operation of unmanned aerial systems, as set by the EU regulations VO (EU) 2019/945 and VO (EU) 2019/947. The Federal Aviation Office (LBA) as the competent authority in this country would like to provide clarification at this point. Therefore, an information event of the LBA will take place.
That clarification is urgently needed, this assessment is also shared in Bremen, for example. “The uncertainty is very great,” said Pascal Pavlakos from Division 33 of the Bremen Aviation Authority in an interview with Drones at the beginning of February put on record. And more than that. “Some operators don’t even know that a change in the law has taken place. And if this is known, then there is usually only a superficial knowledge of the provisions. ” In order to provide clarification at this point and to bring representatives of the drone economy closer to the complex topic, the responsible department B5 of the Federal Aviation Office is offering an online information event soon. onwards, the main focus will be on commercial drone use and the areas of application for which the Europe-wide harmonized regulations provide for special approval and application procedures.
According to the LBA announcement, this information event, therefore, includes an explanation of the “special category” and the important area of so-called operating concepts (ConOps = Concept of Operations). In addition, the topics SORA (Specific Operational Risk Assessment), PDRA (Pre-defined Risk Assessment), standardized risk scenarios (STS), and the LUC area, i.e. the operator certificates for light UAS (Light UAS operator certificate), are on the tight schedule of the five hours scheduled online seminar. If there is greater interest, especially with regard to the LUC, the officials of the Luftfahrt-Bundesamt have already announced the possibility of a separate webinar on this extensive topic.