UK Military Aviation Authority Notice of Proposed Amendment on Remotely Piloted Air Systems
The aim of the review of RPAS regulations is to ‘normalise’ the regulation of RPAS in the MAA Regulatory Publications (MRP) in order to create a more proportionate regulatory regime. The scope of the review is to address the accuracy, relevancy and coherency of extant regulation. Particular attention has been paid to the utility of implementing a classification framework for the regulation of RPAS and of determining the regulations which would be appropriate/applicable to each classification based on a determination of the likely Risk to Life (RtL) posed. Where duplication, omission, incoherence, ambiguity or unnecessary regulatory requirements were identified in the MRP, the relevant RAs [Regulatory Articles] have been amended, consolidated or new regulation introduced.
The classification framework, which is considers both weight and both aggravating and mitigating factors is of particular note:
The NPA can be found here: npa_14_14_combined. It is open for comment until 26 November 2014.
UPDATE: The final results went live on 19 January 2015: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-regulations-for-remotely-piloted-air-systems-rpas-go-live
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