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MOC2511  : all about the new EASA certification

In 2023, Dronavia is determined to offer even greater safety to professional drone operators, in particular by anticipating future European regulations. Since January 1st, a new certification has been published by the EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency), it concerns the use of an autonomous FTS system for drones performing specific missions: the MOC2511 certification.

What is the MOC2511 ?

An MoC is a way for professional drone operators to demonstrate that they comply with the regulations and standards that apply to their activities and to guarantee the quality and safety of the products they use. To obtain it, it is necessary to meet the current regulatory requirements published by EASA, the European Aviation Safety Authority. The MOC2511 published by EASA is a document focusing on the adoption of an autonomous Flight Termination System, allowing the UAV to avoid leaving the ground risk buffer zone during specific flight missions.

« A FLIGHT TERMINATION SYSTEM (FTS) IS A SYSTEM WHICH UPON ITS TRIGGERING TERMINATES THE FLIGHT. BY ITS NATURE THIS IS AN EMERGENCY MEASURE, NOT A CONTINGENCY MEASURE. ITS SCOPE IS TO ENSURE THAT AN UAS OUT OF CONTROL WILL NOT BREACH INTO ADJACENT AREAS WITH UNDEFINED TRAJECTORY BUT, INSTEAD AND PREFERABLY, IS TERMINATED, AND ITS CRASH / DEBRIS AREAS WILL BE STRICTLY KEPT WITHIN THE GROUND RISK BUFFER. »

Final Means of Compliance with Light-UAS.2511 MOC PUBLISHED BY EASA

Benefits of MOC2511

To obtain a Specific Operation Risk Assessment (SORA), a UAV operator must demonstrate that it has adequate risk management and safety measures in place for its special operations and that it is capable of complying with applicable aviation safety regulatory requirements.

For the FTS section these requirements are specified in Step 9 of the SORA which addresses the risk of loss of control of the aircraft and flight into adjacent areas where the risk to third parties (on the ground or in the air) may be higher. If the aircraft is not adequately designed, there are likely to be reasons for the aircraft to leave the area of operation. The operator must take into account the criteria for adjacent areas and determine the level of containment (standard or enhanced) for the aircraft in question. For any enhanced containment system, the operator must:

“declare compliance with the provisions of “Means of Compliance with Light UAS.2511 – Enhanced Containment”, or provide evidence of such compliance (technical description, test reports, etc.) when applying for a permit. “

With MOC2511 certification, a drone operator is therefore able to prove that they have the best risk management and safety measures in place, these steps will then be simplified in order to obtain an SORA and be able to carry out their flight mission legally.

FTS Systems for DJI Matrice 30, DJI Matrice 350 & DJI Inspire 3

Dronavia is proud to be the first manufacturer to provide an EASA MoC Light-UAS.2511.01 compliant system, an essential compliance in obtaining an SORA. Indeed, Dronavia has had its external FTS systems for DJI Matrice 30 & DJI Matrice 300 certified by EASA: Zephyr CC M30 & Kronos M350/300.

In order to obtain this certification, Dronavia had to meet the precise specifications imposed by the EASA and had to carry out numerous series of compliance tests. This compliance has enabled the triggering distance of FTS systems to be increased to 3 kilometres. Lightweight, easy to use, reliable and EASA certified, our FTS system will allow you to fly legally and safely.

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