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UMS Skeldar looks to improve UAS flight standards

24th July 2019 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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UMS Skeldar has partnered with Sweden’s Aviation Technical Training School in a bid to develop UAS standards for impending regulations coming into play towards the end of 2019.

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is currently developing regulations specifically for the UAV community in order to begin standardising working practices globally and apply high safety standards to the UAS industry.

The new rules will cover each operation type from those not requiring prior permission, to those involving certified aircraft and operators, as well as minimum remote pilot training requirements.

The Aviation Technical Training school is a university college specialising in helicopter technicians (Kat B1) and aeronautical engineers who work in maintenance organisations and perform repairs and supervision of aircraft.

The education programme is in three parts: theory, internships and learning at work. In addition to this, a degree project is included. The training is regulated by EU legislation within the European aviation regulations. After completing the approved training and internship, students achieve a certification that is recognised throughout Europe.

Per-Erik Cardell, site manager Sweden and product manager V-200, UMS Skeldar, said: ‘Over the last two years, we have experienced rapid growth both in Sweden and Switzerland. As a part of this expansion, we have developed a number of partnerships with institutions including the Aviation Technical Training School to not only bring in highly qualified talent, but also to help develop the regulations required to bring the unmanned sector up to the highest quality standards we all should live up to.’

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