Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1166

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1166 of 15 July 2021 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947 as regards postponing the date of application for standard scenarios for operations executed in or beyond the visual line of sight

The European Commission has adopted the mentioned Regulation, including the following modifications of the IR 2019/947:


Article 1

‘’In Article 23 of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947, paragraphs 2, 3, and 4 are replaced by the following:2.   Article 5(5) shall apply from 3 December 2023.

  1. Point (2)(g) of point UAS.OPEN.060 of the Annex and point (1)(l) of point UAS.SPEC.050 of the Annex shall apply from 1 July 2022.
  2. Without prejudice to Article 21(1), until 2 December 2023 Member States may accept declarations made by UAS operators in accordance with Article 5(5), based on national standard scenarios or equivalent, if those national scenarios meet the requirements of point UAS.SPEC.020 of the Annex.

Such declarations shall cease to be valid from 2 December 2025.’’


Article 2

‘’This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.’’

To adopt the regulation, it has considered different issues such as:

‘’According to Article 23(4) of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947 Member States may only accept declarations made by UAS operators following Article 5(5) of that Implementing Regulation for an operation complying with one of the two standard scenarios set out in Appendix 1 to the Annex of that Implementing Regulation.

Harmonized standards are considered by UAS manufacturers as an important instrument to enable them to place compliant UAS on the market.

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the committee established by Article 127 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1139’’.

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Source: European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)