A three-way collaboration between CAAS, EASA and AIRBUS

A three-way collaboration is in the works to help advance the safety of unmanned aircraft systems in urban environments. The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Airbus have agreed to collaborate, in hopes of developing a safety standard, and regulatory requirements for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in urban environments. Also involved in this, is The tripartite Project Document, which comprises the key components of this collaboration signed by all three representatives from CAAS, EASA and Airbus.


 

A three-way collaboration is in the works to help advance the safety of unmanned aircraft systems in urban environments. The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Airbus have agreed to collaborate, in hopes of developing a safety standard, and regulatory requirements for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in urban environments. Also involved in this, is The tripartite Project Document, which comprises the key components of this collaboration signed by all three representatives from CAAS, EASA and Airbus.

 

The Project Document establishes a framework for the exchange of information and technical expertise among the three parties, to facilitate the development of safety standards and regulatory requirements, as well as operational and technological assessments for the deployment of UAS in urban environments, such as last-mile deliveries, leveraging Airbus’ experience with the ongoing Skyways project*. The parties will also share safety information and learning outcomes from the urban UAS trials. The parties also agreed to jointly organise UAS-themed activities such as educational workshops and seminars.

 

Mr Kevin Shum, Director-General at CAAS said, “This tripartite partnership is timely as we seek to better define the operating conditions for the growing number of beneficial uses of UAS in urban environments such as Singapore, with aviation and public safety in mind. We look forward to working closely with our partners and sharing our experience gained thus far in developing regulatory requirements for UAS operations in Singapore.”