UAV Airbus, EASA and CAAS collaborate to advance UAV safety

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The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Airbus have agreed to collaborate to advance UAV safety in urban environments.

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The tripartite agreement was signed by representatives from EASA, CAAS and Airbus. It contains a framework for the exchange of information between the three companies. They hope to develop safety standards and requirements for the deployment of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in urban environments.

Moreover, the parties will develop technological and operational predispositions for the usage of UAS, for example last-mile deliveries. Airbus is currently working on the Skyways project, which aims to establish seamless transportation systems in smart cities.

Kevin Shum, Director-General at CAAS said: “This tripartite partnership is timely as we seek to better define the operating conditions for the growing number of beneficial uses of UAS in urban environments such as Singapore, with aviation and public safety in mind.”

Patrick Ky, Executive Director at EASA added: “Unmanned Aircraft Systems used in urban environments will shape the future of public transport. We could not find better partners than CAAS and Airbus to develop safety standards for this growing and fascinating technological development.”

Jean-Brice Dumont, Executive Vice President, Engineering at Airbus commented: “Airbus has been growing our focus on autonomous air mobility, and this tripartite collaboration is a positive move to shape up the safety regulations of UAS in city environments, turning urban air mobility into a business reality for us.”

Airbus is a leading company in space, aeronautics and related services. In 2017, the company had a workforce of around 129,000 employees. Airbus is known for its famous Airbus A320 family and offers passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats.

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