Ministry of Infrastructure & Water Management, The Netherlands
Ron is a graduate from the Technical University of Delft. He graduated in Electrical Engineering, specialising in avionics. Ron has over 10 years of experience in the development of drone regulation, both at the national and international level. He is the founder and first chairman of JARUS. Furthermore, he has participated in the ICAO UAS Study Group and RPAS Panel since the beginning of 2008. For Eurocontrol he was the lead of the subgroup on small UAS within WG73 on UAS. Later on, he became the working group lead for WG93 on Small UAS. In 2015 he was responsible for publishing the first drone regulations in The Netherlands. During the Dutch presidency of the EU in 2016, he was very active in transferring the competency for drone regulations below 150 kg from the member states to the European Commission by helping to include the drone articles in the new EASA Basic Regulation. In parallel with this, he urged EASA to start developing detailed European drones regulations.
In the summer of 2019 the new European drone regulations will enter into force. These will replace the national regulations in all European member states. For the implementation of these rules at a national level, a lot of work has to be done. This presentation will show the plan that has been drafted in The Netherlands in order to be ready in time for these new European regulations.