In order to propose best practices and standards, AW-Drones adopts a twofold approach: a top-down collection and assessment of rules, procedures and standards already developed worldwide, and a bottom-up consultation with key stakeholders and end-users to ensure that standards are adequate and as agreed upon as possible to fulfill regulatory requirements.
This double approach ensures that AW-Drones identifies and highlights obstacles that could be missed if considering only one source of information. This way, information collected from published material integrates expertise from the stakeholders group, and knowledge of on-going activities is complemented with the full picture about future developments. AW-Drones then performs a critical assessment of all collected data to identify a thorough set of best practices, gaps and bottlenecks, as complete as possible.
Collecting technical rules, procedures and standards already developed for the commercial use of drones worldwide.
AW-Drones will focus on how the standards are covering all the operational requirements, how local rules and procedures integrate and enforce the European regulation, and to what extent they are validated and accepted. A strong link will be established with the major standard making bodies (e.g. EUROCAE, RTCA, ASTM, ISO, ASD-STAN…).
Committing with key stakeholders and end-users to ensure that standards are adequate and as agreed upon as possible.
AW-Drones will consult with drone sector experts, including manufacturers, regulators, operators, researchers, and standard making bodies. They will look at the project results to support the harmonisation of standards, rules and procedures.