Carine Donzel


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Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile (DGAC), Direction du Transport Aérien (DTA), France

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After a degree in engineering, Carine joined the French Civil aviation authority (DGAC) as deputy head of the french air carriers and public intervention office, tasked with economic regulation and oversight of French air carriers and the implementing of the French public service obligation (PSO) programme. I then joined the Airworthiness and Operations department where I headed the international activities monitoring and operational quality office for four years.

This office participates in elaborating and implementing the safety oversight policy of French air carriers and is responsible for elaborating and implementing the ramp inspection programme in France, both on French and foreign air carriers (technical inspection of aircraft during turn-around). As of September 2015, I joined the aeronautic department as deputy head. This department is in charge of defining and putting into effect the aeronautical research and development support policy and of the general secretariat of the Civil Drone Council.


France has developed 4 standard scenarios within its national regulation since 2012 (two in visual line of sight, and two beyond visual line of sight). To meet the industry needs, 2 new standard scenarios are currently being developed. The first one allows a light training for UAS flights operated for internal purposes. The second refers to long range operations. These improvements are made possible thanks to a close cooperation between the French Civil aviation authority and the French industry.  These new standard scenarios are meant to match with the future EU regulation framework.

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