iPack - Establishing a Regulatory Framework for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
This Implementation Package (iPack) is a self-contained package aimed at assisting and guiding ministries of transport, Civil Aviation Authorities (CAAs), and organizations that intend to operate UAS in multiple countries in the implementation of a UAS regulatory framework that remains outside of the Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) framework.
It includes relevant documentation, tools and courses to facilitate implementation of harmonized UAS regulations and the oversight framework that will enable safe UAS operations. A dedicated expert will work remotely with the ministries of transport, CAAs, and organizations, providing guidance in their implementation efforts to achieve the objectives of the iPack. The level of progress made in achieving each iPack objective depends on the availability of authorities’ resources to perform the work.
The goal of this iPack is to assist and guide ministries of transport, Civil Aviation Authorities, and organizations in developing a UAS regulatory framework that is consistent with principles and strategies set forth in the Chicago Convention and its Annexes.
After having successfully deployed this iPack, ministries of transport, CAAs, and organizations will be better equipped to meet the objectives of this iPack, which are to:
- understand the relationship between UAS regulations, conventional aircraft regulations, forthcoming RPAS provisions and the State Safety Programme;
- create an internal UAS stakeholder group, within the State, that includes those entities affected by UAS activities for coordination and internal communications;
- conduct a gap analysis to identify safety deficiencies, organizational emerging issues and operational safety risks;
- create new or enhance existing processes to establish a UAS framework and oversight system in collaboration with internal UAS stakeholders; implement UAS regulations with supporting guidance material soliciting industry input, as appropriate;
- identify the competencies required to enable inspectors and managers to fulfill their roles and responsibilities to manage UAS operations and to build the appropriate capacities; and
- set national goals through the application of safety management principles including targets and indicators, as the basis to improve safety of UAS operations and activities for a national strategy.
The target audience of this iPack comprises:
- ministries of transport;
- Civil Aviation Authorities; and
- organizations that intend to operate UAS in multiple countries.
- A dedicated UAS subject matter expert for an expected duration of 20 workdays over a period of three months, providing remote technical assistance to achieve the objectives of the iPack.
- Overview of Unmanned Aviation Fundamentals: Online Course – 12 participants from CAA upper and middle management involved in UAS policy and regulatory development (five of whom will also enrol in the virtual course below) for a duration of two hours
- Unmanned Aviation Fundamentals: Virtual Course – five participants from CAA middle management level involved in UAS policy and regulatory development for a duration of five days
- Unmanned Aircraft Systems Regulations: Online Course – 12 participants for a duration of two hours
- Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations: Online Course – 12 participants for a duration of two hours
- Unmanned Aircraft Systems Safety Management System: Online Course – 12 participants for a duration of two hours
– Total number of training slots: 53 participants
- Model UAS regulations
- Advisory Circulars
- Decisions aids
- ICAO Annexes
*Additional seats for training and workshops as well as expert workdays can be provided at an additional cost.
The Expressions of Interest Online Form should be submitted on behalf of a State entity or industry Organization wishing to obtain more information on iPacks, their benefits and deployment process.