This regulatory area considers the training, licensing and ongoing competency requirements for all people involved in remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) and advanced air mobility (AAM) operations. This includes:
model aircraft pilot accreditation
remote pilot accreditation and aircraft supervisor accreditation
remote pilot training and licensing
AAM pilot training and licensing
AAM aircraft supervisor training and licensing
non-certified and certified remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) maintenance personnel training and licensing
instructor/examiner training and licensing
diversity and inclusion in the talent pool.
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What we want to achieve
We aim to advance the existing regulatory requirements for training, licensing and ongoing competency for all roles involved in commercial and non-commercial RPAS and AAM operations. Guided by the work of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and other aviation safety regulators, this may include licencing and training pathways that transition people between more traditional aviation roles and RPAS and AAM operations.