The revision of September 2021 of this document published by EASA contains significant updates of the rules and procedures for the operation of unmanned aircraft in an easy way to make them more accessible to stakeholders. It incorporates some changes introduced by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1166 amending the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947 regarding postponing the date of application for standard scenarios.
This publication covers the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947, the related acceptable means of compliance (AMC) and guidance material (GM), as well as Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/945 on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and third-country operators of UAS.
The different elements of the document have colors assigned in such a way that implementing or delegated rule annex is blue, the AMC is yellow, and the guidance material is green. The Commission regulation or EASA Executive Director (ED) decision through which the point or paragraph was introduced, or last amended is indicated below the point or paragraph title(s) in italics.
Finally, it is essential to highlight the relevance of this document. UAS Regulation (2019/945 and 2019/947) had amendments in the last years, as commented above. The update of this regulatory compilation provides a complete approach to the current state of UAS normative. It is also necessary to remark the big responsibility operators, pilots. In the following months and years, manufacturers will have to create a safe market and safe operations as well. Drone applications increase day after day, and regulation must always be the building block for the secure development and improvement of the industry.