Interview with air traffic expert Robin Garrity: We need a drone register to ensure privacy and safety

Requiring drones to identify and authorise themselves before they can fly, which could be achieved by fitting them with SIM cards, could help to protect people’s privacy by providing an effective way to register both users and machines, according to air traffic management expert Robin Garrity.

Updated – ‘I/A’ Item Note: ICAO – Coordination for the 13th Air Navigation Conference (9 – 19 October, Montréal)

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Agenda: Coreper 1 Meeting (20 June 2018)

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UPDATED – Public consultation on drones (unmanned aircraft) – technical standards for drones as a product and conditions for drone operations

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UPDATED – Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules in the field of civil aviation and establishing a European Union Aviation Safety Agency, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council

− Update – a revised version of the draft legislative text is now available.

Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules in the field of civil aviation and establishing a European Union Aviation Safety Agency, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council

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Agenda: General Affairs Council (26 June 2018)

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Press Release: Ensuring aviation safety and safe use of drones: Council signs off on EASA reform

The Council today adopted updated aviation safety rules, which include a revised mandate for the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the first ever EU-wide rules for civil drones of all sizes. The reform introduces proportionate and risk-based rules designed to enable the EU aviation sector to grow, make it more competitive and encourage innovation. A provisional deal was concluded with the European Parliament on 29 November 2017.

UPDATED – Agenda: Foreign Affairs Council (25 June 2018)

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UPDATED – ‘I/A’ Item Note: Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules in the field of civil aviation and establishing a European Union Aviation Safety Agency, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council

Update: the document has been revised to include a statement by the Czech Republic

− Two documents on the adoption of the legislative act and statements by the Commission, Malta and Cyprus are now available.

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules in the field of civil aviation and establishing a European Union Aviation Safety Agency, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council

−Outcome of the European Parliament’s first reading (Strasbourg, 11 to 14 June 2018)

Debates, Vote Results & Texts Adopted: European Parliament Plenary Session (11-14 June 2018)

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Amendments: EP AFET Committee on the state of EU-US relations

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Written Answer to a Question: Need for regulations and standards in the field of artificial intelligence

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Press Release: Aircrafts and drones will fly safer in the future, says S&D MEP Gabriele Preuss

After almost two years of negotiations, the European Parliament today will vote on a new European Aviation Safety Agency Basic Regulation (EASA Regulation). S&Ds insisted on the need to improve workers’ rights in the sector and also to establish clearer rules for the flying of drones.

Final Draft Agenda: European Parliament Plenary Session (11-14 June 2018)

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UPDATED – Report: EP TRAN Committee on common rules in the field of civil aviation and establishing a European Union Aviation Safety Agency

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Briefing: Common rules in the field of civil aviation

As air traffic is growing and new technologies such as unmanned aircraft are appearing in the skies, the European Union has decided to adapt its civil aviation rules. In December 2015, the European Commission presented a proposal for a regulation on civil aviation safety and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which would repeal the 2008 regulation on the same topic. Two years later, the European Parliament and the Council reached a provisional agreement on the new rules. The provisional agreement is scheduled to be voted by Parliament at first reading during the June plenary session.

Event: Drones & Public safety Summit (Brussels, 20 September 2018)

The potential benefits of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) during emergencies are undeniable. But few emergency services organisations are using drones in their everyday operations. That’s why we are happy to invite you to the 1st edition of the “Drones & Public Safety Summit” on 20 September 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. Join the event specifically designed to debate and discuss the latest issues and trends in the sector.

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