Management of UAS Experience exchange
19-20 January 2021
Further deepening their cooperation in the drones domain, EASA and CAAC held an online exchange meeting from 19-20 January to discuss the management of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) from a regulatory perspective. The activity was already the fourth in this domain organised under the EU-China Aviation Partnership Project (APP), following the initial exchange in 2017 and successive workshops in 2018 and 2019.
Over the course of two days, the authority-to-authority meeting facilitated an in-depth discussion between representatives of EASA’s Drone Section and CAAC’s Air Traffic Regulation Office, Flight Standard Department and Aircraft Airworthiness Certification Department on the European and Chinese regulatory frameworks for U-space/UAS Operation Management System (UOM), Unmanned Aircraft Traffic Management, remote pilot management, registration and UAS certification. The exchange on the respective approaches allowed for the regulators to learn from each other, enhancing understanding and the knowledge to support the fast development of the drones sector.
Additional contributions to the discussion, among others on China’s UAS traffic management information service system (UTMISS), commercial UA Cloud Systems and UAS based flight inspection technology, were made by the China Academy of Civil Aviation Science and Technology, the Second Research Institute of CAAC and the Aviation Data Communication Corporation.