RPAS CivOps 2019 is an international conference focusing on policy and regulatory matters for civil RPAS operators. It will address operational matters, current and future applications, standard operational scenarios, Specific Operations Risk Assessment (SORA), operational experience, operator qualification, pilot training & qualification, test range safety rules, data protection & privacy, and the upcoming European Union RPAS regulation.
Alter Technology will be in charge of the following presentation:
Product Safety, CE Marking and Other Aspects to Assess Prior to Operation
by Carolina Jiménez
Thursday 24 January at 14:10
In the last years, the effort of the European Union to integrate products belong to the drone sector has become a real challenge because of the quick growth of the offer and demand in this regard.
The last regulatory proposal provided by EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) in December 2017, ratified in the “Opinion 2018-01” considers necessary the CE Marking as the mandatory mean to assess and guarantee a safe introduction of drones and associated systems into the E.U. Market.
In this concern, as expert assessors of conformity for different markets and sectors including aeronautics throughout fixing the CE Mark, we would like to share a conscientious analysis of the implication of this aspect of the future regulatory framework. Thereupon, a complete analysis of the future regulatory requirements provided by the EASA’s proposal for the CE marking and subcategory label of aerial systems included in the open category will be accompanied by relevant and useful recommendations for different stakeholders, particularly for manufacturers, importers and distributors solving common questions about how to carry on this process, including the necessary tests (to affix the CE Mark and further important tests) for the most common and relevant operational scenarios (maritime surveillance, fire protection…).