RPAS 2017, the European Civil RPAS Policy, Regulatory & Innovation Forum, is an international conference focusing on remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) operational matters, current & future applications, policy & regulatory matters, current bottlenecks & innovative possible solutions, technical & performance requirements, system & sub-system developments, aerial work customer requirements, novel operations, as well as experience & lessons learned.
RPAS 2017 is taking place within the context of: ICAO’s current & envisaged RPAS-related work; ICAO’s upcoming 2nd Global RPAS Symposium & the follow-on Drone Enable conference; the Riga & Warsaw Declarations; the RPAS content in the European Commission’s “Aviation Strategy”; EASA’s “Technical Opinion” & “Prototype Rules”; the U-Space Blueprint produced by SESAR Joint Undertaking with the support of the U-Space Working Group; the Notice of Proposed Amendment 2017-05 (A & B) on the “open” and “specific” categories recently published by EASA; the ongoing JARUS activities; the RPAS ATM CONOPS recently published by EUROCONTROL; EUROCONTROL’s recent RPAS ATM Integration Workshop; the UAS Traffic Management Architecture document recently published by Global UTM Association (GUTMA); and, the growing number of Civil Drone Councils. Reference documents concerning the aforementioned are available for consultation.
At RPAS 2017 a specific focus will be put on regulation, U-Space (UTM) and the advantages of civil drone councils. The objective of this conference is to broaden the awareness and understanding of the RPAS community & its future customers, and to continue the community’s constructive discussions with European Union policymakers & regulators.
The 19th edition of RPAS 2017 will take place at the Royal Military Academy in Brussels, Belgium on 13 & 14 June 2017. All event information, including the complete conference programme and online registration, can be found at www.rpas-conference.com