Before you can use your UAV, you should know and understand what are the drone laws in Germany. Stay informed and fly your drone safely and legally.
In our last article we talked about the class marking and CE marking from a manufacturer perspective, we now deal with the significance of this process for consumers.
Navigate the complexities and the importance of obtaining CE markings and C-class labels for manufacturers. Learn about the certification and more.
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Fribourg’s cadastral department has acquired a DJI M300 and has been using it to carry out public interest missions since 2020. To find out more about the use of drones by local authorities in Switzerland, we interview today Frédéric Giroud, geomatician .
DJI is very well known among drone owners as a company that dominates the market with high-quality consumer drones. And now they have decided to enter the delivery market with their newest model DJI FlyCart 30 delivery drone.
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A frequent question we get at UASolutions is: “How can we fly a drone in a city legally under the new EU Drone Regulation?”
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JARUS SORA is a methodology developed by the Joint Authorities for Rulemaking of Unmanned Systems (JARUS), a group of international regulatory authorities that work together to develop common regulations and standards for unmanned systems.
Looking back at 2022, allows us to perceive the low hanging fruits of one of the main aviation transformation since the Chicago Convention in 1944. The drone industry and regulators have worked over the past years hands in hands in order to elaborate a new paradigm for this new aviation sector: the EU drone regulation. This new paradigm is now becoming increasingly measurable.
Explore the implications of the EU Drone Regulation on the Swiss drone market and learn how this change affects manufacturers, operators, and pilots.
Obtaining a SORA authorisation is a rather complex endeavour and might cost you a highly valuable time if you have not been dealing with Specific Operations Risk Assessments (SORAs) so far. Even for more experienced aviation professionals, the SORA might be a complex methodology to use.
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To know more about the SORA, get our ultimate SORA guide to determine your SAIL !
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The Specific Operations Risk Assessment commonly known as SORA is a comprehensive risk analysis which will allow the civil aviation authorities (CAA) to understand the risks related to a specific drone operation. This evaluation classifies the risk of the overall operation in 6 levels (SAILs) proportionate to the level of risk of the overall operation. The lowest will correspond to very low risk operation similar to those of low weight drones operated in the open category while the highest will correspond to risks similar to the ones of the certified manned aircraft (EASA Part 21).
The SORA will help you and your CAA in order to understand which risks underlie your operation and will then inform you on what must be done in order to ensure safety of the operation. For a SAIL I operation, you will have, for instance, to show basic maintenance and procedures, while at a SAIL VI, the SORA methodology will require your aircraft to be certified, your procedures to be verified and your pilots to undergo extensive trainings. The Operational Safety Objectives (OSOs) will inform you about the requirements for your specific operation (Maintenance, Training, Procedures, Design, Manufacturing etc…) depending on your exact risk level.
For practical tips on how to write a SORA, we have also published a shorter article: Ten tips to successfully and rapidly obtain a SORA authorisation.
“It is an excellent document which summarizes very well the issues of SORA, opens up on the expectations of the various uropean authorities and shows where the support of an aeronautical expert can help”
Jean-Eric Chevillot – Global expert of airborne mission systems