ICAO publishes new library of UAS operational guidance materials, including UTM

On 10 September 2020 the International Air Transport Organization (ICAO) published its latest UAS guidance materials electronic bulletin (EB 2020/43).

According to ICAO:

The guidance materials are intended to enable States to implement harmonized national UAS regulations, based on best practices from existing sources. Guidance materials include:

  • ICAO Model UAS Regulations – Parts 101, 102 and 149, and companion Advisory Circulars (AC)
  • ICAO U-AID Guidance – specific guidance to support humanitarian aid and emergency response operations
  • UTM Guidance Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) A Common Framework with Core Principles for Global Harmonization, 2nd Edition
  • UAS Toolkit – Helpful tools including a repository of Member State’s UAS regulations
  • ICAO RPAS CONOPS Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) Concept of Operations (CONOPS) for International IFR Operations

For more information or to download the above-mentioned materials, please visit ICAO’s website at https://www.icao.int/safety/UA.

For more information on UTM

https://www.icao.int/safety/UA/Documents/UTM-Framework%20Edition%202.pdf

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