Towards a European Strategy for the Development of Civil Applications of RPAS

The European Commission’s (EC) Staff Working Paper (SWD) entitled “Towards a European strategy for the development of civil applications of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems”, which summarizes the conclusions of its UAS Panel process and provides an understanding on the issues at stake, and the actions needed, was published on 4 September 2012.

This document recommends the start-up of the European RPAS Steering Group (ERSG). As the internal EC process to validate this document has been rather long (and was hampered by the summer holidays), and the because the EC is aware of the importance of the timing of this initiative, the creation of the ERSG was initiated by the EC prior to the publication of the EC SWD.

The ERSG kick-off meeting took place on 6 July 2012.

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Source: uasvision.com

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