Acceptable Means of Compliance and Guidance Material to UK Regulation (EU) 947/2019: Remote Pilot Competence

The CAA recently published an initial consultation on the future of remote pilot competence. The consultation was open from 5th of July 2023 to the 23rd of August 2023 and received 112 detailed responses from a wide range of stakeholders.

This second consultation builds on the feedback the CAA received by providing a more detailed policy position.

What is the proposed change?

The proposal covers changes to several sections of AMC and GM to regulation UK Regulation (EU) 2019/947 including: 

•    Amendments to AMC1 Article 8(2) Remote Pilot Competence 
•    Amendments to, Annex part B UAS OPERATIONS IN THE SPECIFIC CATEGORY to UK Regulation (EU) 2019/947

Why is the CAA doing this? 

Expansion of the UK remote pilot competence scheme to include training for complex operation including BVLOS has been identified through project DiSCO  as a key enabler for the future of the UK UAS industry. Remote pilot competence is critical to the ongoing safety of UAS operations. 

What Changes are proposed?

The AMC proposes to introduce 4 new levels of remote pilot competence ranging from level 1 to level 4 (amended based on consultation feedback). Additionally, it includes some minor amendments to supporting AMC clarify the responsibilities of remote pilots and operators.  

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