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EU Drone-Rules Project launches Survey on Drone Insurance
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The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems Association (UAVS) is a not-for-profit organisation funded solely by membership subscriptions. It is independent and dedicated to promoting its members and their and the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry's interests and is the world's longest established trade association devoted exclusively to the UAS community. It represents the UAS manufacturing and system integration industry to UK government and UK regulators and works towards the safe, integrated and effective utilisation of these systems in civil and commercial roles. The influence the UK has on worldwide regulation and operation of UAS means that UAVS' role is both important and essential. More....
Drone Airprox debate scheduled at upcoming NATMAC 79 meeting.
The documents for the upcoming National Airtraffic Management Advisory Committee (NATMAC 79) meeting have been posted in the Members Library. The documents can be found by following the link HERE. There is scheduled to be a debate about “Drone Airprox” reports. This is especially significant considering the news of yet another incident at LHR. Please take a look at the documents and let us know if you have any information concerning the incidents listed. There is a .kmz file available but it cannot be uploaded, due to file type restrictions, to the library. If you require this file please contact us and we will be happy to send it to our members. I look forward to your comments.
European Maritime Safety Agency - RPAS Supply and Operate Opportunity
The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA - http://www.emsa.europa.eu), has published a tender for the supply of RPAS services.
The objective is to provide surveillance services through Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) for the civil maritime environment. The RPAS should have a high level of deployability and availability that should permit EMSA to offer operational capability and provide additional data streams to European Union Member States, Iceland, Norway, the European Commission, European Union Agencies and to governmental organisations.
For more information follow the link here
The tender proposal submission deadline has been extended to 24 June 2016.
Here is the link to the announcement on the EMSA web site: http://o5hr.mj.am/link/o5hr/ysjjqymovg1/1/u7zdLLp7hC2rZflu4OU-rw/aHR0cDovL3V2cy1pbmZvLmNvbS9pbmRleC5waHA_c3ViaWQ9MTYwMzUmb3B0aW9uPWNvbV9hY3ltYWlsaW5nJmN0cmw9dXJsJnVybGlkPTQ4MSZtYWlsaWQ9Mzg5
THE NEW ZEALAND FIRE SERVICE - REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
European Defence Agency - Request for Proposal
The European Defence Agency has published a Request for Proposal. They are becoming increasingly involved in the deployment of UAS both in military and commercial or civilian roles.
In the library you will find a call for proposal published by EDA, which we have unfortunately only recently received.
Please follow this link for more information.
We have been contacted by Charles Hatchwell, Senior Business Analyst/Project Manager of The New Zealand Fire Service (NZFS) who is seeking information (Request for Information – RFI) on Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) to understand how they can add value if incorporated into future emergency service strategy. Note RPAS is a term that also includes Drones, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV).
The documents can be found on the New Zealand GETS service or in our Library and can be found here.
Opportunity for UK companies to supply Unmanned systems and technology to the Ukraine.
The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) has advertised the tender ITB/SMM/16/2016 - Supply and delivery of mid-range and mini UAVs for the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM). The subject of the tender are ten (10) small mid-range Unmanned/Unarmed Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and twenty (20) Mini Unmanned/Unarmed Aerial Vehicles (UAV) – Quad-copters, with sets of spare parts and repair tool kits.
The bid documents have been included in to the Library and can be found here.
MAJOR CONSULTATION LAUNCHED ON IMPROVEMENTS TO UK AIRSPACE CHANGE PROCESS
The CAA today launched a major consultation on how decisions are made on proposed changes to the UK’s airspace structure.
For further information please visit the Consultations page of our website.
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