The European Committee for Standardization (CEN), the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) have announced that CEN and ASD-STAN, the dedicated body for standardization in the aerospace sector, have launched the public enquiry for prEN 4709-001 ‘Aerospace series – Unmanned Aircraft Systems – Part 001: Product requirements and verification’.
According to a CENELEC press release:
“This document provides technical specification and verification method to support compliance with Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/945 of 12 March 2019 on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, popularly known as ‘drones’) and on third-country operators of UAS. This includes compliance with product requirements for all UAS authorised to operate in the ‘open’ category (class C0, C1, C2, C3 and C4 UAS).prEN 4709-001, prepared by ASD-STAN, is the fourth standard on UAS to go through a public enquiry this year. It lays down technical specifications and verification methods ensuring the compliance with the requirements set by EU Regulation 2019/945.
“The development of this series of standards takes place in the context of a specific focus by the European Commission to develop a framework for the safe development of a drone ecosystem in Europe: as part of its Sustainable and Smart Mobility strategy, the Commission expects to adopt a Drone strategy 2.0 in 2022 to develop drones into a vector for the smart and sustainable mobility of the future. For this reason, standards on drones developed by CEN and ASD-STAN can provide valuable support to the policy objectives of the European Commission in the sector.
“ASD-STAN is an industrial non-profit association that develops and maintains European standards for the European aerospace and defence industry. As an associated body to CEN (European Committee for Standardization), ASD-STAN is the sole provider of European Standards (EN) and harmonised European Standards (hEN) for the aerospace industry. Thanks to its cooperation with CEN, ASD-STAN is able to shorten the process of European standardization, ensuring compliance with the openness and transparency requirements for standard development included in Regulation (EU) 1025/2012, in the WTO/TBT Agreement and the relevant provisions of CEN-CENELEC Internal Regulations. To date, ASD-STAN has 45 Working Groups divided into 10 domains of activities: they have published over 2550 European Standards (ENs) and registered more than 500 Work Items that are on their way to be published as ENs.”
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