Second Global Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Symposium (RPAS2017)

Licensing, training and operator responsibilities: Initial steps for RPAS/UAS entrance into the ATM environment Montréal, Canada 19 - 21 September 2017


The International Civil Aviation Organization will be hosting the Second Global Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Symposium (RPAS2017) from 19-21 September at ICAO Headquarters in Montréal, Canada.

The Symposium will provide an international platform for licensing authorities, training facilities, regulators, and the industry to exchange ideas and share best practices for the further development of an RPAS regulatory framework. The Symposium will bring forth discussions on a range of topics, including: developments regarding the new Remote Pilot Licence (RPL), implementation of approved training programmes, RPAS operations in the ATM environment (including safety risk management), the responsibilities of RPAS operators to conduct safe operations, and the impacts on human performance.

RPAS2017 will strive to provide a more detailed understanding of the ICAO provisions on remote pilot licensing and training. Additionally, it will be an opportunity for networking and collaboration between States, industry, and stakeholders in this rapidly developing field.

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This article was originally written for the ICAO EUR/NAT Office’s Newsletter (Issue 1) on May 2017. A full list of their newsletters can be found here