Inside Unmanned Systems

JUN-JUL 2016

Inside Unmanned Systems provides actionable business intelligence to decision-makers and influencers operating within the global UAS community. Features include analysis of key technologies, policy/regulatory developments and new product design.

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55 unmanned systems inside June/July 2016 ENGINEERING. PRACTICE. POLICY. It may take until 2019 for the EU to fi nish its rules for unmanned aircraft. Source: Ron van de Leijgraaf of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment fast fact "We are revising the EASA regulation of last December," Foster said. "The timeframe is 'as fast as we can.' I don't think it's going to be that quick. It's very complicated—don't expect any- thing before autumn [2016]." Foster did not explain what that "anything" might be, but she did not seem to be suggest- ing actual implementation of a new regulation. That would only come 'later.' EASA's Certification Director Trevor Woods has also made a point of underlining the com- plexity of the process, citing his agency's 'Techni- cal Opinion', delivered in December, which now looks to be in need of further elaboration. And there remains additional input to be had from a variety of important sources, which means " THE COMMISSION IS ABOUT POLITICAL PRINCIPLES, BUT IT WILL BE THE EU COUNCIL AND PARLIAMENT THAT ULTIMATELY ADOPT THE RULE. AND DON'T EXPECT A LAW 'BOOM!'— ONE SHOT, AND ALL PROBLEMS SOLVED." Koen De Vos, AAIR Vice President and General Manager Snapshot: Europe's UAV Industry http:// insideunmannedsystems. com/snapshot-europes-uav- industry/ European Drone Rules Near Completion http:// insideunmannedsystems. com/european-drone-rules- near-completion Drones Transforming Archaeology http:// insideunmannedsystems. com/drones-transform- archaeology/ RELATED STORIES ONLINE HOW THE EU WORKS EU Member States (now numbering 28) hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, one after the other, in a known order, for six months each. The current Dutch Presidency runs through June 2016, and will be followed by the Slovakian Presidency, then the Maltese Presidency, and then the British Presidency. Any initiative suggested or supported by a particular Presidency and that is expected to live on beyond that Presidency requires 'buy-in' on the part of subsequent Presidencies to survive. Source: council-eu/presidency-council-eu/

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