Wednesday, July 05, 2023

DGCA ties up with European agency to develop unmanned aircraft systems

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) India and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have decided to work together in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and innovative air mobility.

On July 5, the DGCA India signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with EASA to foster growth and development in both areas.

The agreement facilitates cooperation between the DGCA and EASA in aspects including the establishment of certification standards & environmental requirements for UAS and innovative air mobility operations. These further include licensing of personnel, training, air traffic management, and infrastructure, including unmanned aircraft system traffic management (UTM) standards and services.

The MoU also adds that valuable information must be shared between the two aviation authorities. This will encompass technological advancements and research in the field, as well as strategies to engage with relevant stakeholders. Additionally, the agreement promotes joint efforts in organising conferences, workshops, and training programmes by both DGCA and EASA in the area of unmanned aircraft systems and innovative air mobility.

05/07/2023 Business Standard

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