Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems Regulation

1-day course | Virtual, Classroom & In-company Delivery
  • Classroom course in London Gatwick
  • Overview of Regulatory Framework from ICAO and EASA
  • Understand the principles of UAS operations
  • Explore the role of operational risk assessments
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20/07/2023 Online £420.00 More than 5 places Book
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Course overview

What is Unmanned Aircraft Systems?

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) are a new and evolutionary component of the aviation system. UAS may also be referred to as Drones, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), model aircraft or radio controlled aircraft. They all share the common characteristic that the person responsible for piloting the aircraft is not on board the aircraft.

Course Overview

This course provides delegates with an understanding of the regulatory framework associated with the operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Delegates will gain knowledge and an understanding of the evolving regulations and how they apply to leisure and commercial UAS operations. Delegates will explore guidance on the requirements, operational and technical aspects and the risk-based processes underpinning the application and granting of authorisations for UAS operations.

Key topics

  • An overview of the regulatory framework from ICAO to what was EASA and is now national UK regulation
  • Development of regulations
  • UAS platforms, their capabilities and deficiencies
  • Accommodating UAS operations within the current aviation infrastructure
  • Typical use cases
  • The requirement for the operator to demonstrate flight safety and how this is achieved
  • Implementation of technology to help control risks and hazards
  • Provision of an environment for safe operation (u-space)

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for anyone who requires a generic overview of the requirements surrounding UAS operations.

Course objectives

By the end of this course, delegates will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the following:

  • The current and future regulatory system and how it impacts on UAS operations
  • The role of rulemaking advisory groups
  • The different types of UAS platform and why they are wanted
  • The fundamental principles of UAS operation (VLOS, BVLOS)
  • The fundamental elements of a safety case and the role of specific operational risk assessments
  • An overview of future developments and their role in enhancing UAS operational safety


No specialist knowledge on UAS systems is required other than a basic understanding of the aviation regulatory framework.

Further reading

The ICAO UAS Toolkit
ICAO has published some helpful tools to assist States in realising effective UAS operational guidance and safe domestic operations.

CAA CAP 722 Series
The CAA published CAP722 series are the baseline and guidance documents for UAS operations in the UK and will heavily feature in this course.

Delivery Methods: Classroom and Virtual

This course can delivered virtually or face-to-face in classroom at our London Gatwick training centre.

Browse the table below to select your preferred date, delivery method and location (classroom only). If you can not find your preferred form of delivery and date, please contact us.

Course type:

  • Web = Virtual online delivery using WebEx video conferencing. We have applied a 5% discount to all our virtual course deliveries. Unless stated otherwise, our virtual courses are streamed live, starting at 09:00 am (UK time).
  • Class = A face-to-face classroom course delivered in the location listed in the “venue” column. In light of COVID-19, please check your eligibility and our COVID-19 measures.
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We can also tailor this training courses to suit an organisation’s individual training requirements. These bespoke training packages can be delivered virtually or onsite in a classroom at a client’s international location. Contact us for more information.

Course Type Course Name Start Date End Date Venue Cost Availability Book
Web Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Regulation (Virtual) 20/07/2023 20/07/2023 Online £420.00 More than 5 places Book
Class Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Regulation (Virtual) 09/11/2023 09/11/2023 London Gatwick £505.00 More than 5 places Book
Web Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Regulation (Virtual) 12/03/2024 12/03/2024 Online £420.00 More than 5 places Book

Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems Regulation Instructors

Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems Regulation Instructors

Alain Quinquenel

Alain Quinquenel

Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems Regulation
Submitting an Unmanned Aircraft System Safety Case

Alain is a Remotely Pilot Aircraft System (RPAS) Technical Surveyor within the UK CAA General Aviation (GA) and RPAS Unit. Alain has worked at the CAA for the past seven years, beginning in the Shared Service Centre (SSC) Flight Crew Licensing Department, processing licensing applications, before moving into the SSC Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Unit approximately 3.5 years ago. Alain has since developed his knowledge of the regulations from the ground up by initially assessing standard permission applications for commercial operators. Eighteen months ago, after progressing to Team Leader of the SSC UAS Unit, Alain accepted his current position of Technical Surveyor within the Safety and Airspace Regulation Group (SARG) GA and RPAS Unit. Since working in GA and RPAS, Alain has taken over as the lead focal point for CAA approved Recognised Assessment Entities (RAEs). He was heavily involved with the European Union Safety Agency (EASA) transition project which saw the implementation of a new set of UAS regulations within the UK at the end of 2020. 

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