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JARUS Announces the Launch of its Web Site and first Information & Dissemination Workshop

The Joint Authorities for Rulemaking on Unmanned Systems (JARUS) has announced the launch of its web site:

JARUS is an international group of experts originating from National Aviation Authorities (NAAs) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Its purpose is to recommend technical, safety and operational requirements for the certification and safe integration of UAS/RPAS into airspace and at aerodromes. The group will base their work on consideration and review of existing regulations and other material applicable to manned aircraft, and will draft specific UAS/RPAS guidance material to cover the unique features and characteristics of these systems.

The JARUS website will be the focal point for JARUS communications, as well as interaction with the worldwide Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)/Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) community. Besides making JARUS-related information available to the international RPAS community, the website will play a significant role in the information and consultation process concerning the JARUS deliverables. Draft and final JARUS deliverables will be published on the web site, and during a consultation period, a comment response form will be available to provide, online, comments on such documents.

The first JARUS Information & Dissemination Workshop will take place on Thursday 6 December 2012 (the day following the RPAS CivOps Conference) and is being hosted by EUROCONTROL in the Castor Room at their offices at 96 rue de la Fusée, Brussels, Belgium (09.30-13.00 & 14.30-17.00).
This first JARUS workshop will address two draft regulations. In the morning the JARUS working group on Airworthiness will present their first deliverable, CS-LURS. This presentation will also mark the start of a comment period on this deliverable. CS-LURS is a set of airworthiness requirements for Light Unmanned Rotorcraft Systems. The workshop will include time for questions, and some discussion on the material presented. In the afternoon, the System Safety group will present the latest version of AMC UAS.1309 and discuss some essential items in preparation for their final draft version.
JARUS workshops are open to all interested parties in the UAS/RPAS community, and participation is free of charge. Interested parties desiring to attend the workshop on 6 December 2012 are invited to apply for participation by supplying, before 15 November 2012, their complete name, affiliation, email address and telephone number, by email to Ron van de Leijgraaf, the JARUS chairman, at Acceptance of participation applications will be at the discretion of JARUS. Formal identification (passport, identity card) will be required to enter EUROCONTROL.

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