We are all interested to know the scope of EASA consulting on how AWES should be regulated.
Is there any news on EASA regulation development we should all be aware of?
Open communication on this topic from AirborneWindEurope group, AWESCO, AWEC, BWN500 would be beneficial to the whole of AWES industry. (BWN500 is that their name?)
Any changes in remote piloted aircraft law or UAS law will affect every producer or operator of AWE systems.
FAA called for submission to an open consultation on AWES regulation a few years back. An open document called Tethered Aviation Con Opps 1.0 was submitted to the process. I believe the recommendations in this document upset a lot of single line systems operators. I’m not intending to argue against the safety of single line systems. I am happy to state the redundancy benefits of multiple line systems. For instance, Daisy prototypes are currently permitted for testing inside an active ATCZ.
I think this is the most recent amendment to the EASA remote piloted aircraft https://www.easa.europa.eu/sites/default/files/dfu/NPA%202014-09.pdf
Ampyx have been great at sharing their role in investigating interaction with EASA
Ampyx are leading the field in their certification process and identification of where EASA regulation will impact AWES