Since 01 January 2021, new drone rules have been in force across Europe, which are governed by Regulations (EU) 2019/947 and 2019/945. They harmonize the requirements for drone flight in the individual member states.
In this context, remote pilots must also acquire new qualifications for operations in categories A1/A3 or A2 after the transition period. In order to be able to carry out the flight safely and efficiently, a more or less elaborate operational description (Concept of Operations - ConOps for short) as well as a risk analysis (Specific operations risk assessment - SORA for short) are required in the special category, depending on how complex the planned flight project is.
Our specialists are trained flight instructors, drone and professional pilots and will create digital as well as audit-proof manuals (pdf document) for you, which you can submit to the competent authority.
Together with you, we will define the parameters of your flight project in a workshop and discuss the further procedure. How is your organization structured, where and for what purpose do you want to carry out your flights or which drones do you want to use for this purpose are just a few questions.
Following the workshop, the preparation of the operating concept and risk analysis takes place in close cooperation and constant exchange within the framework of recurring online meetings with you, so that the concepts developed also fit your operation and you are constantly informed throughout the entire process up to the operating license and your wishes can be implemented in the best possible way.
ConOps and SORA are also meticulously compared on an ongoing basis to determine, for example, whether the drone used is also suitable for the flight project or whether adjustments are necessary in order to ultimately provide a realistic assessment.
After about three months, we will provide you with a finished operating concept and risk analysis that you can submit to the authorities. We are happy to accompany you also in this step of the approval process and support you in communication with the authorities.
Operating Description (ConOps)
The operating description (ConOps) answers the following topics:
- Organization of UAS operations in terms of structure, responsibilities, manning, quality assurance, training, maintenance.
- Where do flight operations and drone flights take place (airspaces, UAS areas)?
- Which drones are used for the flights?
- Is VLOS or BVLOS flown?
- How drone operations are conducted as standard starting from survey of routes, implementation of safety measures, planning / execution of (test) flights, creation of safety and emergency procedures to reporting of incidents
- What are the operating limits and what is a possible emergency plan in case of loss of control, accidents or fire?
The following topics are explained in detail as part of the risk analysis:
- Determination of the risk classes
- Determination of the initial ground risk class (GRC) and air risk class (ARC)
- Determination of operational soil and air risks
- Determination of the final ground and air risk classes
- Tactical mitigation measures to reduce ground and air risk / robustness of mitigation measures.
- Determination of the Airspace Encounter Category (AEC) and the SAIL value
- Identification of the Operational Safety Objectives (OSO)
- Examination of site-specific mitigation measures
Droniq is a joint venture of DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung and Deutsche Telekom AG and offers immense expertise in the fields of unmanned and manned aviation.
Our Aviation Consultants are trained flight instructors, drone and commercial pilots and have a comprehensive overview of the entire subject.