Seminar on “Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Policies and Economic Opportunities in Malaysia and ASEAN”

Date: 17 May 2019

Venue: Lestari Meeting Room, UKM

Time: 09.00am -12.30pm


We are familiar with Drone, anything that flies using remote control under line of sight and flies autonomous, we call them drone. Some of this drone is big with higher payload and some carries passengers, which we still call it drone. It is passenger Drone. The common aspects of this drone are a vehicle without pilot onboard. The ICAO has defined this vehicle as Unmanned aircraft system (UAS), which “An aircraft and its associated elements which are operated with no pilot on board”. In the last decade, the UAS has become one of the deadly weapon systems in various conflicts around the world. However, the UAS has become increasing popular for aerial surveillance, photography, videography, inspection of facilities, and delivery of bloods to remote hospital. The ICAO acknowledged that the UASs are a new component of the aviation system and sooner it will integrate into commercial airspace flying along jet transport aircraft delivering cargoes. ICAO has taken the initiative to publish Cir 328 AN/190 “Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)”. The purpose of this circular is to:

  1. apprise States of the emerging ICAO perspective on the integration of UAS into non-segregated airspace and at aerodromes;
  2. consider the fundamental differences from manned aviation that such integration will involve; and
  3. encourage States to help with the development of ICAO policy on UAS by providing information on their own experiences associated with these aircraft.

The ICAO also clarifies that “Unmanned aircraft (UA) are, indeed, aircraft; therefore, existing SARPs apply to a very great extent. The complete integration of UAS at aerodromes and in the various airspace classes will, however, necessitate the development of UAS-specific SARPs to supplement those already existing. How do we explore the drone beyond the conventional hobbies and aerial photo, surveillance and what is required to move into the next domain, commercial UAS operation, operating in civil airspace? This seminar addresses the intrigue issues on the UAS. Therefore, the following topics will be discussed.

  1. Legislation
  2. Airworthiness
  3. Navigation
  4. Economy
  5. Proposed Proof of Concept UAS Operation

Document Support

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Air Traffic Management – Power Point

Proposal Cargo UES

UAS Airworthiness Framework – Concept