Eurocontrol Workshop


6 - 7 April 2017


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RPAS workshop addressing the current ATM operational integration issues

On Thursday 6 and Friday 7 April 2017, EUROCONTROL is hosting a RPAS workshop aiming to create a common picture of the current European integration status of RPAS operations below 500 ft. Present operations are mostly VLOS and several States have started BVLOS operations under certain conditions.

How are States, RPAS operators, industry and ANSPs dealing with this? How is it affecting present manned operations below 500ft? What short term solutions have been found and implemented? These are some of the questions the workshop will seek to answer through the sharing best practices and lessons learned.

The workshop aims at the present integration needs before U-Space comes into effect. Amongst others the European Commission, SESAR Joint Undertaking and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) will present their work to date and several States will provide an insight how they are handling the integration challenges.

Industry will also present their products and services from simple apps that provide easy to interpret Aeronautical information, to complex management systems supporting RPAS operations.

In addition, there will be hands-on work sessions, allowing all to gather everyone’s perspective. The objective is to develop a joint short term action list aiming at a harmonised European ATM approach in integrating RPAS operations.

So if you want to know what is happening in Europe regarding RPAS integration below 500ft and want to have a clear view what can be done now? This is a workshop you should not miss!