Submitting an Unmanned Aircraft System Safety Case

Submitting an Unmanned Aircraft System Safety Case

Half-day course | London Gatwick
  • Delivered and designed by UK CAA UAS experts
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of a UAS Operating Safety Case
  • Understand the practical information for submitting an OSC
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Course overview

What is a Drone or Unmanned Aircraft System?

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 will provide delegates with a more in-depth understanding and overview of the Operating Safety Case (OSC)  process. As an experienced Standard permission holder the delegate will have experience in operating to certain limitations and may now wish to explore how they can operate with more flexibility and reduced limitations such as EVLOs, BVLOS or reduced distances.

Civil Aviation Publication (CAP) 722 Appendix B, C and D outlines the process involved for completing and submitting an OSC and gives guidance on how to complete the three different volumes which cover your Concept of Operations, UAS specifications and risk assessments.

This course is a unique opportunity to engage with the newly formed UAS unit at the CAA who are responsible for assessing Operating Safety Case applications as well as meeting fellow commercial operators. During the course and group discussions, you will get some tips and best practice in how to complete the different volumes and gain a better understanding of the role of the UAS Unit and regulatory oversight.

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for a UAS standard permission holder who wants to progress to submitting an operating safety case.

Key topics

  • CAP 722 (particularly Appendix B,C & D)
  • Air Navigation order 2016 in relation to UAS
  • UAS Spectrum issues
  • Temporary Danger Areas and Airspace issues
  • Risk Matrix
  • Hazard identification and risk assessment
  • Self-assessment

Course objectives

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

  • Good working knowledge of CAP 722 appendix B, C & D
  • Good working knowledge of the Air Navigation Order 2016 in relation to UAS
  • Thorough understanding of the OSC process including application, review and authorisation
  • Understanding of BVLOS, EVLOS and VLOS applications
  • Understanding Auditing and regulation

Further reading

Dronesafe is designed to help ensure that drone users in the UK can easily access the information they need about how to fly their drones safely and legally, without endangering others.

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

EASA Regulatory Framework Background for Drones
The EASA development of the regulatory framework for operations in ‘certified’ category is planned for 2018 and 2019.

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