JARUS sets up focus group to look at UAS airspace integration

The Joint Authorities for Rulemaking on Unmanned Systems (JARUS) has set up a dedicated Focus Group to look into the “Integration of UAS in the airspace”.

According to a press release issued today following the bi-annual Plenary Meeting of JARUS in April this year: “The Plenary participants focused on the ongoing work of JARUS, including the Category A and B Operation Requirements, Specific Operations Risk Assessment (SORA), and discussed and developed the organization’s future work plan.”

JARUS includes experts from 54 National Aviation Authorities and regional aviation safety organizations working together to recommend a single set of technical, safety and operational requirements for the certification and safe integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). JARUS continues to grow and develop along with the growth of UAS in the global airspace systems and now comprises UAS/RPAS experts from 52 countries, as well as the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and EUROCONTROL.

For the first time, New Zealand, Republic of Moldova, Republic of Serbia, Slovak Republic and Slovenia joined JARUS for its bi-annual Plenary Meeting. Industry participated as part of the Stakeholder Consultative Body (SCB) with representatives from manufacturers, operators, pilots, and standards organizations.

The next JARUS Plenary Meeting will take place in San Diego, California, USA from 15th to 19th October 2018.

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