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Belgium-Brussels: Accommodation Validation for MALE-Type RPAS Operations
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.eda.europa.eu
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.eda.europa.eu/procurement-gateway/opportunites/eda-procurement
Section II: Object
Accommodation Validation for MALE-Type RPAS Operations
An EDA 2017 study, called the “Accommodation of large-RPAS: scenarios and Safety Case”, is currently ongoing. At the end of 2018, this study will deliver “Standard Scenarios” validated by real-time simulations (1 or more approaches to RPAS Accommodation, including the expected initial capability of the RPAS in terms of DAA, C3…), that could later be used to support initial MALE-type operations in non-segregated airspace in Europe.
A 2018 follow-up study “Accommodation Validation for MALE-Type RPAS operations” is envisaged to further validate the Accommodation phase, using test/demo flights: further refinement/validation of RPAS Standard Accommodation Scenarios and first glance at implementation of the validated scenarios for MALE-type operations.
The tender specifications to be published for the proposed follow-up study will contain among others the following requirements:
— refinement of the generic scenarios proposed by the first Accommodation study with a focus on the Airspace risks to be tackled according ESSAR or equivalent recognized methodology for ATM Risks assessment,
— demonstration/validation via flight trials with a MALE-type RPAS platform (or equivalent flight performance RPAS platform or equivalent flight performance optionally piloted; aircraft) of the refined scenarios,
— development of generic guidelines on how to operate nationally and cross-borders MALE-type RPAS operations in non-segregated airspace in Europe,
— the development of the study communication materials (e.g. videos, factsheets, web page content).
The expertise in the following domains will be required:
— RPAS: platform, ground station and datalink operations (technical and operational expertise),
— RPAS Concept of Operations — IFR Flight in controlled airspace,
— organisation of flight tests campaign,
— ATM operations for manned aviation: ICAO 9854, ICAO 4444 and ICAO 8173,
— safety case development for ATM and aviation.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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Section IV: Procedure
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