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EASA postpones application of standard scenarios for C5 and C6 BVLOS operations

The European Union Safety Agency (EASA) has issued IR (EU) 2021/1166 (amending IR (EU) 2019/947) postponing the date of application for standard scenarios for beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations, for class 5 and 6 drones.

According to the new rule:

“Harmonized standards are considered by UAS manufacturers as an important instrument to enable them to place compliant UAS on the market….However, some of the harmonised standards addressing the requirements applicable to UAS of classes C5 and C6 will not be available by 2 December 2021. It is therefore necessary to postpone the date of application in order to ensure that the harmonised standards addressing the requirements applicable to UAS of classes C5 and C6 are available before Member States may only accept declarations for operations compliant with the standard scenarios established by Appendix 1 to the Annex of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947. Until then Member States should be able to accept declarations made by UAS operators in accordance with Article 5(5) of that Implementing Regulation, based on national standard scenarios or equivalent.”

For more information

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?toc=OJ%3AL%3A2021%3A253%3ATOC&uri=uriserv%3AOJ.L_.2021.253.01.0049.01.ENG

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