The European RPAS Roadmap was launched on the 20 June 2013 at the Paris Air Show. This Roadmap is the result of the European RPAS Steering Group, co-chaired by DG Enterprise & DG Mobility & Transport. In addition to the SESAR JU, the steering group consists of European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), EUROCONTROL, Joint Authorities for Rulemaking on Unmanned Systems (JARUS), European Space Agency (ESA), European Defence Agency (EDA), EUROCAE, Association of European Research Establishments for Aeronautics (EREA), European Cockpit Association (ECA), Association of European Aerospace & Defence Manufacturers (ASD), UVS International.
The Roadmap identifies all the issues to be addressed and establishes a step-by-step approach to address them. The complete document includes 3 annexes entitled:
- A Regulatory Approach
- A Strategic Research Plan
- A Study on the Societal Impact
By presenting a clear way forward towards the integration of RPAS, the Roadmap is expected to facilitate the decisions to be taken by the different organisations involved, provide transparency and efficiency in the planning of different initiatives and support the coordination of the related activities in Europe.
The four documents that constitute the European RPAS Roadmap are available for download below.