Issued in June 2015.
A widely shared commitment to integrate “remotely piloted aircraft systems” (RPAS) into the European airspace has been building up for several years. Such a development in aviation operations must be supported by the demonstration that RPAS meet the current safety requirement and do not decrease the current safety levels.
Several initiatives aimed to achieve this integration of RPAS are progressing rapidly and in parallel but their coordination is loose. This is a source of concern in the light of the need for consistency, standardisation and interoperability, especially in a critical domain like Command, Control and ATC Communications (C3).