Drone Workshop: UAS Regulatory Framework and Integration in the Airspace

13 June 2018

The Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Regulatory Framework & Integration in the Airspace was successfully conducted at SAA on 12-13 June 2018. This event is jointly organized by European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and supported by SESAR Joint Undertaking (SJU) and Eurocontrol. This workshop brought together close to 50 participants from various National Aviation Authorities (NAAs), Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) and industry partners. The workshop cover topics such as the current and future regulatory framework in Europe, Airbus’ Skyways project, integration of drones in the airspace, EASA’s risk assessment methodology and international cooperation on UAS.

Dr Michael Lim, Director of SAA, and Mr. Willy Sigl, Technical Training Officer and ECQB Section Manager of EASA delivered the Welcome and Opening Remarks. The workshop was supported by a team of experienced speakers from CAAS, EASA, SJU, Eurocontrol and Airbus Helicopters. There was much discussion generated during the workshop, especially during the Q&A session with the presenters, with topics ranging from the regulator’s perspective on issues such as insurance requirements, enforcement and engagement efforts with the industry.

All participants were pleased with the programme and some of the compliments received include:

  • “I can adapt European or even CAAS drone regulation to my country. It is very helpful to share this valuable information in order to help ASEAN countries get developed.” – Ms Pimchada Srithip (Thailand)
  • “As I expected, this workshop enhances my knowledge especially in drone operation and regulatory framework.” – Mr Moe Thant Lwin (Myanmar)
  • “This workshop provides me more knowledge about drones and UAVs. It also helps me to develop my management skill and give me a chance to communicate with other foreign friends.” – Mr Tuan Nguyen (Vietnam)