ED Decision 2023/012/R

Regular update of the AMC and GM to Regulations (EU) 2019/945 and 2019/947 (drones in the ‘open’ and ‘specific’ category)

AMC and GM to Regulation (EU) 2019/947 — Issue 1, Amendment 3

This Decision amends the acceptable means of compliance (AMC) and guidance material (GM) to Regulation (EU) 2019/947 by:

  • clarifying the method for assessing the design of unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) operated in the ‘specific’ category;
  • expanding the applicability of PDRA S-01 to agricultural operations;
  • addressing the authorisation process for free flight balloons.

The objective is to maintain a high level of safety for the operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) in the ‘open’ and ‘specific’ categories.

The regulatory material is expected to improve the level of harmonisation in the implementation of the Regulation and foster a level playing field.