RPAS International IFR Regulatory Framework


1 December 2020, 0900 Montreal



Registration is now closed.  Recording is now available here.





The webinar provides an overview of ICAO's activities to support the safe development of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) into the aviation system, primarily for international IFR operations. Following foundational background on ICAO's mandate to address unmanned aviation ("Why is ICAO involved in RPAS"), the webinar will cover the development of ICAO Standards ("What ICAO is doing") and will provide a status on the ICAO work conducted by  the RPAS Panel ("How ICAO is doing it").



CAA UAS regulators and inspectors, UAS Operators and other UAS Stakeholders



Frédéric Malaud




Frédéric Malaud is a Technical Officer in the Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Section in the Air Navigation Bureau at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).


His current responsibilities include serving as Secretary of the RPAS Panel, which is the leading ICAO expert group responsible for the development of standards and procedures for the safe integration of unmanned aircraft into the aviation system, including operations, airworthiness, C2 Link, detect and avoid, licensing and training of remote pilots, and air traffic management integration issues. Frédéric previously served as Air Transport Development Officer in ICAO's Air Transport Bureau, where he was in charge of advising Member States on air transport economic regulation and policy matters, as well as aviation infrastructure development and funding.


Prior to joining ICAO in 2010, Frédéric was a professional pilot and a flight instructor operating out of Montréal Canada. Frédéric has a legal background, and has been admitted as an attorney to the New York and Paris Bars since 1994. He holds two Master's Degrees from the University of Paris, in Law and Anglo-American Legal Studies, as well as a commercial pilot licence with instrument, multi-engine and instructor ratings. He is an enthusiastic glider pilot.

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