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Aircraft Upsets

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Studies for drone regulations accelerated the pace for the assessment of risk for drone operations. A recently published ‘Annual Safety Review 2017′ discusses the aviation accidents in detail containing a chapter specialized for drones. This report by EASA, involves the data from European Central Repository (ECR) experienced by EASA member states.

With the increase in the number of drones and possibly raising consciousness on reporting occurrences, the numbers of non-fatal accidents raised by 470% in 2016 relative to 2011-2015 average, luckily maintaining zero fatalities. Most of the times, it is commercial airliner pilots to report the occurrences, and rarely the UAS pilot.

The prior key risk areas has been investigated and aircraft upsets is by far the most common cause of the occurrences and set as the first key risk to address for safe integration of drones into airspace. 50% of RPAS accidents falls in this case which often results in a damage or destruction of UAS following loss of the control of the drone by the pilot.

Second key risk area is airborne collision although it is rarely encountered due to probable frequency with exponential increase in the number of drones. Obstacle collision is the 3rd risk area which will tend to increase with integration of drones especially in urban areas.

Ref : https://www.easa.europa.eu/system/files/dfu/209735_EASA_ASR_MAIN_REPORT_2017.pdf

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Inserting UAVs in non segregated airspace: review, ongoing projects and perspectives

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Inserting UAVs in non segregated airspace: review, ongoing projects and perspectives

The French Civil Aviation University (ENAC) invite you to attend to a conference taking place during the International Paris Air Show 2017 taking place in Le Bourget.

date of the conference: thursday june the 22th 2017, from 16:00 to 17:00 (Forum Avion des métiers).

Founded in june 2015, the « ENGIE Ineo – Groupe ADP – SAFRAN RPAS Chair », it the first of its kind to tackle the drones insertion in airspace challenges, aiming at the development of procedures and standards allowing the operation of drone systems, and paving the way to novel civil uses of drones in a national and international context.

M. Yannick Jestin, holder of the Chair and ENAC’s drone research program manager will describe the progress of the projects. This conference will be an opportunity to foster exchanges between players of this emerging sector.

This conference is open to all, and will be held in french. If you wish to attend, please notify contact.fonds@enac.fr – 06 51 53 57 21 before june the 21st

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Along the way through integration – PART 1 : A-NPA – Introduction

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EASA has been assigned by European Commission to develop two main aspects:

1. EU Regulatory Framework for drone operation

2. Proposals for the regulation of low-risk drone operations, key elements of the future Implementation Rules (IRs)

With a starting point in Riga Declaration, and building up on Regulations (EC) No 216/2008 (‘Basic Regulation’), A-NPA introduces three main category of operations.

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Laggy RPAS

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The integration of large drones flying under Instrument Fllight Rules in controlled airspaces is a complex task, yet a desirable objective. However, to benefit from the ATC, the Remote Pilote needs to communicate properly with the ATCOs. And that is where latency messes everything up.

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