RPAS regulation training course

RPAS regulation training course

The new EASA Basic Regulation on drones (2018/1139) is finally in force. Now, everyone in Europe (manufacturers, operators, pilots, and also CAAs) has the duty to stick to it. Are you a professional in the aviation industry? Are you unsure of what changes the new regulation introduced? Then, this course is the ideal starting point for you.

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems – A Regulatory Overview

The course provides an overview of the emerging ICAO provisions and regulations on UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems). This includes standards and recommended practices from ICAO, recommended requirements from JARUS, and emerging rules from FAA and EASA. Moreover, it focuses on the changes introduced by the new EASA Basic Regulation (2018/1139), which extended the mandate of EASA to drones of any mass. In addition, it presents the related implementing and delegated acts, as well as the differences among open, specific and certified categories of UAS operations. Finally, the course presents standard scenarios defined by JARUS and EASA.

The EU Legislation applicable to civil drones goes much beyond safety. Therefore, the course will not only cover the EASA Basic Regulation and associated rules, but will also highlight other relevant EU Regulations (including 765/2004, 679/2016, 376/2014 and 996/2010).

The course is composed of both theoretical modules, necessary to understand the regulatory framework, and group exercises and use cases, meant to consolidate the assimilated concepts and to share knowledge among the participants. Nevertheless, this course does not train participants to execute a specific regulatory or operational task linked to non-military drones. Instead, it provides attendees with a thorough insight in the overall scenario related to drones, including the societal point of view.


At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

– Summarise key principles of emerging rules across the aviation domain. This includes aspects related to organisations, airworthiness, competence of remote pilots, operations, detect and avoid, command and control data link, airspace integration.
– List the main EU Regulations affecting non-military UAS, and explain their applicability.
– Envisage expected developments of emerging ICAO provisions and requirements at global level (ICAO, JARUS).

Target audience

Professionals from the aviation industry wishing to acquire familiarisation with drone rules, or to understand the regulatory context around their specific task.
Staff of aviation authorities (potentially) dealing with non-military drones for policy development, rulemaking, certification, licensing and oversight.

Location and dates

Location: EUROCONTROL Institute of Air Navigation Services (IANS), Rue Antoine de Saint Exupéry, 12, L-1432, Luxembourg.
Available dates:
– 27-29 April 2020
– 28-30 October 2020

For more information and to book your seat, visit the EUROCONTROL training zone.

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