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ISSN 2083-6473
ISSN 2083-6481 (electronic version)




Associate Editor
Prof. Tomasz Neumann

Published by
TransNav, Faculty of Navigation
Gdynia Maritime University
3, John Paul II Avenue
81-345 Gdynia, POLAND
Certification of Unmanned Aircraft (UA)
ABSTRACT: PRS (Polish Register of Shipping) is an expert institution acting on the international market, that - by conducting business for the benefit of the community - through the formulation of the requirements, survey and issue of the appropriate documents, assists State Administrations, Underwriters and customers in ensuring the safety of people, floating objects, land undertakings, carried cargo and the natural environment. PRS is a body accredited for certification of management systems, as well as a notified body in the European Commission for conducting product conformity assessment procedures with EU directives and regulations, and certify of personnel and processes. Subject and scope of the Publication The Publication defines requirements and procedures of conformity assessment process of Unmanned Aircraft (UA) and the technical possibilities of their use in the maritime economy segment. Purpose of the publication: Defining technical and formal requirements for design, construction and operation of the Unmanned Aircraft (UA), Determining the scope and methodology of conformity assessment process of Unmanned Aircraft (UA), Determining the technical possibilities of using Unmanned Aircraft (UA) in the maritime economy segment. The publication includes the following issues: basic principles and design requirements as well as technical regulations that ensure the design of the Unmanned Aircraft (UA), as a safe product in operation; the scope and methodology of conformity assessment of Unmanned Aircraft (UA); principles and scope of technical supervision over the Unmanned Aircraft (UA), requirements set by PRS in using Unmanned Aircraft (UA) on sea-going ships. The conclusions of the paper: indication of the way to obtain BSP certification, the basis for launching the procedure for developing the NO defence standard for the certification of ships and naval auxiliary units for cooperation with Unmanned Aircraft (UA).
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Citation note:
Pettke G., Kozyro W., Gałka P., Trzeciak G., Wołejsza P.: Certification of Unmanned Aircraft (UA). TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 15, No. 1, doi:10.12716/1001.15.01.14, pp. 143-154, 2021

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