ED Decision 2020/022/R

Regular update of the Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material to Regulation (EU) 2019/947

AMC & GM to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019-947 — Issue 1, Amendment 1 
AMC & GM to Part-UAS — Issue 1, Amendment 1

The objective of this Decision is to update the Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC) and Guidance Material (GM) to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947 (the ‘UAS Regulation’) and to the Annex (Part-UAS) thereto, as published with Decision 2019/021/R.

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) developed this Decision under rulemaking task (RMT).0730, which is divided into the following two subtasks:

  • Subtask 1a clarifies the conditions under which unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations over populated areas and assemblies of people can be authorised in the ‘specific’ category; and
  • Subtask 1b ensures the interoperability of the national registration systems, which are established and maintained by the EASA Member States (MSs), for UAS operators and for certified UAS that require registration, introduces new predefined risk assessments (PDRAs), and improves the existing PDRA.

The amendments are expected to increase safety, improve harmonisation among EASA MSs, and facilitate societal acceptance of UAS operations in the ‘specific’ category.