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Drones and Airports: Understanding Risks and Opportunities

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Silke Corleisen
Silke CorleisenHead of Training
+49 30 45803177training@airsight.de

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or drones regularly make headlines, as near-misses with aircrafts in the vicinity of aerodromes are very often reported. On the other hand, drones technology offers many opportunities at or close to aerodromes, and the demand for their utilisation in formally defined “no-fly zones” or controlled airspace is growing continuously.

This 2-day training course provides an overview of this new technology, together with the opportunities and threats UAVs may represent to aerodrome operators and other airspace users.

On the first training day, the different UAVs types will be introduced, together with the most common fields of applications (e.g. surveys, photography), including real-life examples of UAVs utilisation at aerodromes. After reviewing the national and international regulations, the participants will be presented the different threats UAVs may pose to aviation safety and security.

On the second day, participants will get a practical overview of the risk-management principles related to uncontrolled (illegal) and controlled (legal) UAV operations at or around aerodromes. After a review of the most recent occurrences and best-practices regarding reporting, different technical solutions for detecting or preventing illicit UAVs’ operations will be reviewed – together with their benefits and limitations.

Following this, participants will learn how to manage controlled UAV operations within an aerodrome environment, i.e. to define technical and operational requirements and constraints for safe UAV operations. Using real-life scenarios and a safety-based approach, participants will assess and mitigate the risks for such UAV missions at aerodromes.

Course Details

Location: Berlin
Language: English
Date: 07.05.-09.05.2018
Duration: 3 days

Course Fee

1.725,00 €
1.638,75 €
The course fee includes the registration, training material and examination, as well as the coffee breaks and business lunch.

Course Content

UAV basics

  • UAV types: multi-copter, fixed-wing, tethered, military
  • Components (flight control unit, GPS, ground station, frequencies, etc.)
  • Concept of operations: VLOS, BVLOS, EVLOS, FPV

UAV applications 

  • Aerial photography
  • Surveys (2-D imagery, 3-D LIDAR imagery)
  • Rescue, Fire and Police services
  • Potential applications at aerodromes with real-life case studies (e.g. pavement inspections, emergency planning exercise, wildlife)

Drone threats for aerodromes and airspace users (aircraft and helicopters)

  • Safety considerations (airprox, collision) 
  • Security issues

Regulations related to UAV operations

  • Airspace classes (controlled vs. uncontrolled)
  • National regulations (Germany, United Kingdom – CAP 722, France, etc.)
  • EASA draft regulations 
  • International requirements and guidelines (ICAO, JARUS)

Risk management

  • Basic Safety Management principles
  • Managing uncontrolled / unauthorised UAV operations at or around aerodromes
    • Safety Promotion 
    • Promulgation of no-fly zones for UAV operators
    • UAV sighting and reporting 
    • Detection systems: benefits and limitations (radar, frequency detection)
    • Prevention systems (for infringement of no-fly zones): benefits and limitations
      • on-board (geo-fencing, hard-coded)
      • frequency jamming (and legal aspects)
      • air-to-air interception of rogue UAVs (birds, other UAVs)
  • Managing controlled / authorised UAV operations at or around aerodromes
    • Risks for UAV operators
    • Risks for aerodrome and airspace users
    • Uninvolved third party risks

Case studies / exercises

  • Risk assessment, mitigation, approval requirements for three scenarios
    • Operations during closure times of aerodrome, e.g. at night
    • Aerial photography with tethered and/or “free” drone
    • Aerial mission near taxiway or runway, e.g. runway inspection

Zonal approach to UAV approvals

  • Risk-based classification of areas
  • Restricted and prohibited areas for UAV flights
  • Considerations based on aerodrome safeguarding / obstacle control

Trainer

M.Sc. Sören Fürbas

Mr Fürbas holds a Master of Science in Aeronautics with a special focus on airport planning and flight operations. His work experience within airsight’s consulting division ranges from airfield maintenance to various airport design and planning projects for clients such as Berlin airports, Hanover airport and Dubai airports.

Target Group

  • Aerodrome operations managers and duty officers 
  • Aerodrome safety and security personnel
  • Civil Aviation Authorities staff 
  • Air Traffic Control staff
  • Governmental organisations and agencies

Course Location

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. The accommodation and travel costs are at the charge of the participants. Please note that airsight does not perform any travel and hotel bookings for the participants. Rooms can however be booked directly by the participants by contacting the hotel.

Organisational Details

To facilitate the participants’ arrivals and departures, the course hours are scheduled as follows:

first training day: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
mid-training days: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
last training day: 8.00 am - 4:00 pm

All participants will receive an airsight certificate that is highly recognized throughout the aviation industry and currently held by more than 4200 aviation professionals.

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Course Details

Location: Berlin
Language: English
Date: 24.10.-26.10.2018
Duration: 3 days

Course Fee

1.725,00 €
1.638,75 €
The course fee includes the registration, training material and examination, as well as the coffee breaks and business lunch.

Course Content

UAV basics

  • UAV types: multi-copter, fixed-wing, tethered, military
  • Components (flight control unit, GPS, ground station, frequencies, etc.)
  • Concept of operations: VLOS, BVLOS, EVLOS, FPV

UAV applications 

  • Aerial photography
  • Surveys (2-D imagery, 3-D LIDAR imagery)
  • Rescue, Fire and Police services
  • Potential applications at aerodromes with real-life case studies (e.g. pavement inspections, emergency planning exercise, wildlife)

Drone threats for aerodromes and airspace users (aircraft and helicopters)

  • Safety considerations (airprox, collision) 
  • Security issues

Regulations related to UAV operations

  • Airspace classes (controlled vs. uncontrolled)
  • National regulations (Germany, United Kingdom – CAP 722, France, etc.)
  • EASA draft regulations 
  • International requirements and guidelines (ICAO, JARUS)

Risk management

  • Basic Safety Management principles
  • Managing uncontrolled / unauthorised UAV operations at or around aerodromes
    • Safety Promotion 
    • Promulgation of no-fly zones for UAV operators
    • UAV sighting and reporting 
    • Detection systems: benefits and limitations (radar, frequency detection)
    • Prevention systems (for infringement of no-fly zones): benefits and limitations
      • on-board (geo-fencing, hard-coded)
      • frequency jamming (and legal aspects)
      • air-to-air interception of rogue UAVs (birds, other UAVs)
  • Managing controlled / authorised UAV operations at or around aerodromes
    • Risks for UAV operators
    • Risks for aerodrome and airspace users
    • Uninvolved third party risks

Case studies / exercises

  • Risk assessment, mitigation, approval requirements for three scenarios
    • Operations during closure times of aerodrome, e.g. at night
    • Aerial photography with tethered and/or “free” drone
    • Aerial mission near taxiway or runway, e.g. runway inspection

Zonal approach to UAV approvals

  • Risk-based classification of areas
  • Restricted and prohibited areas for UAV flights
  • Considerations based on aerodrome safeguarding / obstacle control

Trainer

M.Sc. Sören Fürbas

Mr Fürbas holds a Master of Science in Aeronautics with a special focus on airport planning and flight operations. His work experience within airsight’s consulting division ranges from airfield maintenance to various airport design and planning projects for clients such as Berlin airports, Hanover airport and Dubai airports.

Target Group

  • Aerodrome operations managers and duty officers 
  • Aerodrome safety and security personnel
  • Civil Aviation Authorities staff 
  • Air Traffic Control staff
  • Governmental organisations and agencies

Course Location

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. The accommodation and travel costs are at the charge of the participants. Please note that airsight does not perform any travel and hotel bookings for the participants. Rooms can however be booked directly by the participants by contacting the hotel.

Organisational Details

To facilitate the participants’ arrivals and departures, the course hours are scheduled as follows:

first training day: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
mid-training days: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
last training day: 8.00 am - 4:00 pm

All participants will receive an airsight certificate that is highly recognized throughout the aviation industry and currently held by more than 4200 aviation professionals.

About airsight Trainings

airsight Training course quality

airsight operates an ISO 9001 certified Quality Management System and pursues the objective to provide high quality services that fully meet the clients’ needs.

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Course Details

Location: In-house
Language: German or English
Duration: 2 days

Course Content

UAV basics

  • UAV types: multi-copter, fixed-wing, tethered, military
  • Components (flight control unit, GPS, ground station, frequencies, etc.)
  • Concept of operations: VLOS, BVLOS, EVLOS, FPV

UAV applications 

  • Aerial photography
  • Surveys (2-D imagery, 3-D LIDAR imagery)
  • Rescue, Fire and Police services
  • Potential applications at aerodromes with real-life case studies (e.g. pavement inspections, emergency planning exercise, wildlife)

Drone threats for aerodromes and airspace users (aircraft and helicopters)

  • Safety considerations (airprox, collision) 
  • Security issues

Regulations related to UAV operations

  • Airspace classes (controlled vs. uncontrolled)
  • National regulations (Germany, United Kingdom – CAP 722, France, etc.)
  • EASA draft regulations 
  • International requirements and guidelines (ICAO, JARUS)

Risk management

  • Basic Safety Management principles
  • Managing uncontrolled / unauthorised UAV operations at or around aerodromes
    • Safety Promotion 
    • Promulgation of no-fly zones for UAV operators
    • UAV sighting and reporting 
    • Detection systems: benefits and limitations (radar, frequency detection)
    • Prevention systems (for infringement of no-fly zones): benefits and limitations
      • on-board (geo-fencing, hard-coded)
      • frequency jamming (and legal aspects)
      • air-to-air interception of rogue UAVs (birds, other UAVs)
  • Managing controlled / authorised UAV operations at or around aerodromes
    • Risks for UAV operators
    • Risks for aerodrome and airspace users
    • Uninvolved third party risks

Case studies / exercises

  • Risk assessment, mitigation, approval requirements for three scenarios
    • Operations during closure times of aerodrome, e.g. at night
    • Aerial photography with tethered and/or “free” drone
    • Aerial mission near taxiway or runway, e.g. runway inspection

Zonal approach to UAV approvals

  • Risk-based classification of areas
  • Restricted and prohibited areas for UAV flights
  • Considerations based on aerodrome safeguarding / obstacle control

Trainer

M.Sc. Sören Fürbas

Mr Fürbas holds a Master of Science in Aeronautics with a special focus on airport planning and flight operations. His work experience within airsight’s consulting division ranges from airfield maintenance to various airport design and planning projects for clients such as Berlin airports, Hanover airport and Dubai airports.

Target Group

  • Aerodrome operations managers and duty officers 
  • Aerodrome safety and security personnel
  • Civil Aviation Authorities staff 
  • Air Traffic Control staff
  • Governmental organisations and agencies

Organisational Details

airsight offers this training course on request, worldwide. All participants will receive an airsight certificate that is highly recognized throughout the aviation industry and currently held by more than 4200 aviation professionals.

About airsight Trainings

airsight Training course quality

airsight operates an ISO 9001 certified Quality Management System and pursues the objective to provide high quality services that fully meet the clients’ needs.

Show more