PDRA G-02 | BVLOS without observers

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PDRA G-02 contemplates the concept of operation described in the STS-02 scenario with the difference of needing a Temporarily Segregated Area (TSA).

By conducting operations within an area segregated to air traffic, an ARC-a risk in the air is ensured, where the operator will be able to fly in BVLOS at the distance that the C2 link allows.

PDRA G-02 Characteristics

The requirements for flight within this scenario are as follows: 

  • Aircraft up to 3 meters in size and a maximum kinetic energy of 34 kJ. 
  • Flight in sparsely populated areas
  • Flight in BVLOS conditions within the control range of the C2 Link.
  • Within reserved or segregated airspace with value of ARC-a

Risk Level

Operational risk classification according to SORA methodology:
GRC Final 3 Final ARC ARC-a SAIL II

Ground requirements

The operator shall determine a flight geography that protects third parties outside the operational volume. Thus:

  • Fixed wing: you should use the 1:1 rule to determine the minimum ground safety buffer distance.
  • Rotating wing: in this case, the distance may be reduced by applying the ballistic calculation methodology.

Air Requirements

Flights must be conducted in a Temporarily Segregated Area, where the entire operational volume must be within the Temporarily Segregated Area.

PDRAs are much more flexible than standard scenarios because they allow us to justify how we meet the scenario requirements. In addition, the list of scenarios is much longer, allowing the development of new activities in the sector that are highly specialized and easily adaptable to new aircraft and other technologies.

Don’t hesitate to start your journey to fly into these scenarios!