Tuesday, January 25, 2022

EASA publishes proposal for the implementation of U-space in Europe

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published a proposal for Acceptable Means Compliance and Guidance Material (AMC & GM) to enable harmonised implementation of U-space airspaces and U-space services as well as certification of U-space service providers across the European airspace

The publication of NPA 2021-14 follows the adoption of the U-space regulatory package, which creates the conditions necessary for both drones and manned aircraft to operate safely in the U-space airspace. The development of AMC & GM is crucial as the U-space regulations only provide a high-level framework for the U-space to enable the first operations of UAS without specifying the necessary means on how to enable harmonised implementation of the U-space.

The proposed AMC & GM provide the means to facilitate the implementation of the U-space services and to support the safe traffic management of unmanned aircraft that can be integrated with manned aviation in all types of environment.

Public comments on the NPA need to be submitted by 15.03.2022.