EU-STS


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The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has defined two STS (STS-01, STS-02) which are applicable in all Member States. With the EU STS, the applicant can confirm to the national authority (FOCA) that he fulfils the conditions specified in the STS by means of an appropriate form. The EU STS permit application process will enter into force (subject to adoption of the EU drone regulation) by end of 2023.

EU STS-01
   
Visual contact Yes
Area under drone operator's control, may be populated
Luftraum controlled or uncontrolled
max. Flughöhe 120m
Drohneneigenschaften max. circumference of 3 m and/or 34 kJ
Klassenmarkierung C5*
Pilotenkenntnisse Remote pilot certificate of competency, in accordance with open A2 and practical experience at a recognised body (see factsheet below).
* if the drone does not have a class marking, you can apply for a PDRA-S01 approval.

Factsheet for pilots (PDF, 78 kB, 09.12.2020)Factsheet for pilots: What is the role of recognised bodies?

EU STS-02
   
Visual contact Yes, EVLOS (extended visual line of sight) is possible
Area under drone operator's control, sparsely populated
Luftraum controlled or uncontrolled
max. Flughöhe 120m
Drohneneigenschaften max. circumference of 3 m and/or 34 kJ
Klassenmarkierung C6*
Pilotenkenntnisse Remote pilot certificate of competency, in accordance with open A2 and practical experience at a recognised body (see factsheet below).
* if the drone does not have a class marking, you can apply for a PDRA-S02 approval.

Factsheet for pilots (PDF, 78 kB, 09.12.2020)Factsheet for pilots: What is the role of recognised bodies?

Further information

Last modification 18.10.2021

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