Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Panel (RPASP)


The Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Panel (RPASP) coordinates and develops ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs), Procedures and Guidance material for remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), to facilitate a safe, secure and efficient integration of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) into non-segregated airspace and aerodromes.


The RPASP, in collaboration with other ICAO expert groups, undertakes specific studies and subsequently develops provisions to facilitate the safe, secure and efficient integration of RPA into non-segregated airspace and aerodromes while maintaining the existing level of safety for manned aviation.


The panel which is part of ICAO's voluntary work force, is composed of experts, nominated  by States and international organizations, is involved in:


  • air traffic management;
  • airworthiness;
  • detect and avoid (DAA) or surveillance systems including airborne collision avoidance systems (ACAS), ground proximity warning systems or other safety nets;
  • human performance;
  • personnel licensing;
  • RPAS operations;
  • safety management systems; and
  • telecommunications for C2 Link and air traffic control.


The RPASP coordinates their work with the various groups of experts responsible for other Annexes and disciplines, as appropriate (e.g. Airworthiness Panel (AIRP), Communications Panel (CP), Surveillance Panel (SP), Air Traffic Management Operations Panel (ATMOPSP) Flight Operations Panel (FLTOPSP), Flight Recorder Working Group (FLIREC-WG), Dangerous Goods Panel (DGP), Safety Management Panel (SMP), Aerodrome Design and Operations Panel (ADOP), Accident Investigation (AIGP)).


These collaborative efforts extend beyond panels of the Air Navigation Commission (ANC) to include the Legal Committee, Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP), Aviation Security Panel (AVSECP), Air Navigation Services Economics Panel (ANSEP) and the Aerodromes Economics Panel (AEP).


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