ED Choice 2022/002/R on geographical zones, cross-border operations and predefined danger evaluation for past visible line of sight operations
The European Union Aviation Security Company (EASA) revealed new and amended procedures and steerage to additional harmonise and implement the EU drone regulation.
Particularly, the choice addresses the next:
- Institution of ‘geographical zones’ figuring out EUROCAE ED 269 as the usual for the frequent distinctive digital format;
- Revised varieties for the applying and difficulty of operational authorisations within the ‘particular’ class and an in depth description of the method to permit cross-border operations (e.g operations in several EASA member states);
- Defining an inventory of coaching aims for distant pilots working within the ‘particular’ class. The drone operator is requested to pick out these which are extra applicable for its operation;
- New predefined danger evaluation (PDRA) devoted to Past Visible Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations for linear inspections of infrastructures such energy traces or rail tracks.
Extra time is required to proceed the discussions with stakeholders on the amendments to Particular Operations Danger Evaluation – SORA associated to the design verification of drones. EASA intends to deal with this subject in a devoted ED resolution deliberate for Quarter 2 in 2022, along with the remark response doc (CRD) offering the solutions to all feedback obtained.
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