EASA will host a virtual Drone event for the professional users operating in the specific category on May 7, 2021 from 10:00 - 11:30 AM (UTC+2). Join us to learn more and ask your questions about the recently published guideline: “The new design verification process for authorising drone operations in the ‘specific’ category - SAIL III and IV”.
For the ‘specific’ drone category, an operational authorisation issued by the competent authority of the Member State of registration is required, unless the operation is covered by a standard scenario. This operational authorisation will be based on the outcome of the risk assessment conducted in accordance with Specific Operational Risk Assessment (SORA) (see AMC1 to Article 11 Regulation (EU) 2019/947). The guidelines on “The new design verification process for authorising drone operations in the ‘specific’ category - SAIL III and IV” provide indications on the process applied by EASA for the design verification of drones used in these operations.
Without going into too much technical detail, we will focus on the roles, responsibilities, the request and approval process for the authorisation of the operation, clarify the technical terms and specify also the follow-on requirements for continuing airworthiness. This is a good opportunity for each stakeholder to know the role the others play in the process.
The session will also address the many requests EASA has received from National Aviation Authorities, commercial drone operators and manufacturers on how to request and issue an operational authorisation for this drone segment in the ‘specific’ category.
Join us on May 7, 2021 at 10:00 (UTC+2). Check out the event site for details and updates.