AW-Drones supports the ongoing EU drone regulatory process, contributing to harmonise EU drone regulation and standards. In order to do so, the project will collect technical standards, rules and procedures already developed for the commercial use of drones worldwide. Then, it will critically assess their compliance to existing and foreseen regulations. This will lead to the identification of a set of best practices, gaps and bottlenecks, as complete as possible, for the safe use of civilian drones in the EU.
As a result, AW-Drones will deliver an yearly state-of-the-art report containing a structured overview of the standards published and under development.
AW-Drones will share the knowledge produced with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the National CAAs, and standardization bodies (e.g. EUROCAE, JARUS, ISO…) to contribute to their awareness of the current global drones’ rulemaking and standardization state-of-the-art and “best practices”.
In addition, an Open Repository of the knowledge produced will be made available to the drone community. The Repository will contain information on standards maturity level, coverage of regulation, and identified gaps. The system will enable advanced researches by category of operations.