BVLOS Airspace Approvals
Depending on the specific airspace environment you would like to conduct BVLOS operations in, regulator and stakeholder requirements can vary greatly. Identifying what the requirements are and understanding how best to meet them is where we can help.
In some countries, like the UK, the only option currently available for most BVLOS operations is to restrict flights to airspace which is segregated from manned aircraft through the use of airspace structures such as Danger Areas. These might be permanently available or established temporally in order to facilitate specific trials and demonstrations.
Some countries, for example those in the EU, have regulations driven to a greater extent by the specific ‘air risk’ associated with your proposed operating airspace and the tactical mitigations you have available to manage the risk of manned aircraft encounters to an accepted level.
In some cases, like HAPS operations, the very low likelihood of encountering manned aircraft at your operating altitude is a significant consideration, although of course you do need to climb and descend through more commonly used airspace.
We can help you by:
- Managing the formal airspace change processes required in order to establish a Temporary Danger Area (TDA) or a permanent Danger Area (DA).
- Performing an analysis of traffic density in support of an application to vary the initial Air Risk Class for specific airspace.
- Advise on JARUS and EASA Tactical Mitigation Performance Requirements (TMPR) and how to achieve them.
- Liaison with air traffic control to establish acceptable procedures for access to the airspace they manage.