Our 5 take-aways regarding SORA from the Federal Aviation Administration UAS - BVLOS ARC report

March 11, 2022

The Federal Aviation Administration #UAS #BVLOS ARC report is out. Have you downloaded it yet?

There is a lot to digest, and it is undoubtedly too early to fully understand all its implications, but for those of you following the #JARUS#SORA journey, the report is a joy to read.

  1. International harmonisation is recommended, and the JARUS SORA is singled out as the tool to “streamline compliance and help drive further innovation in the development of UAS technology and their commercial application.”
  2. The JARUS SORA is recommended as a tool to develop a Transparent and Consistent Approval Process and is defined as “clear, adaptable, established and becoming widely adopted internationally.”
  3. Standard Scenarios and Pre-Defined Risk Assessments resulting in acceptable risk per JARUS SORA are recommended to the FAA to issue waiver guidance and defined as “important and highly useful.”
  4. The Cyber Annex to the SORA is referred to as a document to “provide guidance on appropriate cyber mitigations proportionate to the operational risk.”
  5. Annex H to SORA (UTM) is referred to develop guidance material for service providers.

The recognition of JARUS Working Group SRM (Safety Risk Management) efforts from a prestigious, plural and highly knowledgeable group such as the UAS BVLOS ARC is a testament to the quality of your efforts and a significant milestone to the global adoption of the SORA.

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About the authors

Lorenzo Murzilli

Lorenzo is a graduated aerospace engineer, innovation manager and specialist in aviation, system safety and drones.
Lorenzo is the Founder & CEO of Murzilli Consulting, a digital consulting agency focused on aviation and the Co-founder of DroneTalks.online, a digital platform to spread ideas and educate on the drones ecosystem.
Leader of the Joint Authorities for Rulemaking on Unmanned Systems WG-6, he oversights the work of more than 100 professionals in several task forces developing recommendations for safety and risk management of drones operations worldwide.
Guest lecturer at the Zürich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) and the Xihua University, previously with Leonardo, Pilatus Aircraft and the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation, Lorenzo has developed a striking ability to boost innovation in safety-critical environments and enjoys exploring the intersection of safety and disruptive technologies that can advance the human race forward.

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