Madrid, Spain

23 & 24 January 2019

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RPAS CivOps 2019

7th Annual European Civil RPAS Operators & Operations Forum

Organized by Blyenburgh & Co, France

Under the auspices of UVS International, The Netherlands

In the context of UVS International’s Global Access Initiative

Hosted by AESA (Agencia Estatal de Seguridad Aérea – Spanish Aviation Safety & Security Agency)

Coordinated with the Civil Drone Councils of France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain

Coordinated with Interreg – ICAReS

With the media support of Unmanned Airspace & UAS Vision


The RPAS CivOps Focus

RPAS CivOps 2019 is an international conference focusing on policy & regulatory matters for civil RPAS operators. It will address operational matters, current & future applications, standard operational scenarios, Specific Operations Risk Assessment (SORA), operational experience, operator qualification, pilot training & qualification, test range safety rules, data protection & privacy, and the upcoming European Union RPAS regulation.

The Civil Drone Councils of France, Germany, The Netherlands & Spain will give updates on their activities. A focus will be put on the harmonization of national approaches to matters of critical importance to the current & future RPAS operator community.

The RPAS CivOps Objective

  • Increase awareness relative to currently on-going civil RPAS operations;
  • Give current civil RPAS operators the possibility to state their case;
  • Contribute to identifying the civil RPAS community to itself;
  • Highlight the diversity of current & potential civil RPAS applications and present business case examples;
  • Disseminate information on the currently on-going civil RPAS-related regulatory activities in various fields (incl. “product safety”);
  • Permit potential customers of RPAS flight services to express their requirements;
  • Present novel civil RPAS applications;
  • Identify & Discuss critical issues;
  • Promote interaction with the decision makers in Brussels.

Venue & Location

Location : Madrid, Spain
City centre
South edge of Retiro Park
Venue: Center for Studies & Experimentation of Public Works
Address: C/ Alfonso XII 3 & 4
ES-28014 Madrid
Nearest metro station: Atocha
Taxi from airport : 30 minutes

RPAS CivOps Brings Together the Following Communities

  • Current civil RPAS operators
  • European regulatory authorities
  • National aviation authorities & ANSPs
  • National RPAS associations
  • National civil drone councils
  • Current & potential customers of RPAS flight services
  • Flight training schools & test ranges
  • Data processing service suppliers
  • Civil RPAS manufacturers (all sizes)
  • RPAS sub-systems manufacturers

The Hot Topics at RPAS CivOps

  • Cooperation/coordination required to harmonize national approaches
  • Implementation of the EU regulation
  • Integrating U-Space & ATM
  • Experience using SORA
  • Standard operational scenarios
  • Pilot training & qualification
  • Operator qualification
  • Standards (open category)
  • Standards (specific category)
  • Safety rules for test ranges
  • Data protection & privacy

RPAS CIVOPS 2019 – 23-24 January 2019

Registration deadline : 12.00 (noon) on 18 January 2019


Venue & Address

Centro de Estudios y Experimentación de Obras Públicas (CEDEX)

Center for Studies & Experimentation of Public Works – Located behind UPM School of Civil Engineering

Calle de Alfonso XII, 3 Y 5 – 28014 Madrid, Spain

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