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Thursday, December 01, 2022

UK to review EVTOL legal framework

A legal commission in the United Kingdom will launch a new project for what purpose? Review the law surrounding autonomous flight and will examine the existing legal framework to identify the challenges and opportunities associated with the introduction of highly automated systems in aeronautics,

The review will last for two years. and will be supported by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in conjunction with the UK Department for Transport (DfT). While the financing will be in charge of Future Flight Challenge.

Greater automation has potential Benefit the entire aviation systemThis is why for these benefits to materialize, the British legislative and regulatory framework must be agile to facilitate innovation without neglecting high safety standards, including UK industry and the general public.

project, which May start in September 2022, Review existing legislation to identify any legislative hurdles, gaps or uncertainties. To this end, the Commission will consult with key stakeholders in the aviation and innovation sectors before proposing legislative reforms Make sure the UK is ready to take advantage of the upcoming advances in automation,

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The project results will inform the work of the CAA Innovation Office which was established in 2019 in response to the significant increase in innovation serving the aviation sector. Office a p. is playingKey role in preparing the UK for the future of aviation And allow innovations to begin as soon as it is safe and sustainable to do so.

Commenting on the launch of the project, Public Law Commissioner Nicholas Pence QC said that Autonomous aviation systems have experienced rapid progress in recent years And they have the potential to unlock a range of benefits for industry and the British public.

“By comprehensively reviewing the laws surrounding automation, we can ensure that we have a robust and future-proof legal framework that can foster innovation as well as maintain high standards of safety in the aviation sector Penn said.

For his part, James Bell, Acting Director of Innovation at the UK Civil Aviation Authority, commented that “we are fully committed to enabling safe innovation in aviation. Having the right laws and regulations makes it easier to introduce new technologies and assures others that these changes will maintain the current high safety standards of UK civil aviation.”

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While Simon Masters, Deputy Director of the Future Flight Challenge at UKRI, acknowledged that “there are significant obstacles to overcome before the widespread introduction of new aviation technology in the UK. By supporting the Law Commission and the CAA in this review, we hope to Support the development of technology and regulation together,

Automation is already widely used in aviation today, but recent advances have seen Development of new, innovative, autonomous and highly automated systems and vehicles, These include drones as well as advanced air mobility vehicles, such as electric vertical take-off and landing (EVTOL) aircraft, which can provide short trips for a small number of people.

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