Law 18/2014 approves some urgent measures for the growth, competitiveness, and efficiency, and established that a RPA is, indeed, an aircraft and its civil operation must be regulated by the civil aeronautical legislation. This document offers an important vision about the necessary requirements to perform a safe operation or activity.
Item 2 provides the operational requirements for RPAS as: RPAS registration, Airworthiness Certification, and the inclusion of an identification plate with relevant information fixed in the vehicle.
Item 3.d.4 identifies two possible operational scenarios:
- Operations for technical and scientific labours: in roads outside built-up areas and non-segregated airspace with 120m of operational ceiling. VLOS is required if the operation is performed using an aircraft with a MTOM between 2 and 25 Kg.
- Operations for special labours: requirements are similar than the previous’, except the operations’ manual and the maintenances program.
Operational requirements related to pilots are also given inside this regulatory document.
Rpas Project Managers
Carolina Jiménez Gómez is a Mechanical Engineer. M.Sc. in Renewable Energies and Energetic Efficiency, and M.Sc. in RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems).
José Augusto Montero Vizarreta is an Electronics and Telecommunications Engineer and M.Sc. in RPAS.
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