The European Organisation for Civil Aviation Equipment (EUROCAE) has recently announced an Open Consultation regarding the ED-279 “Generic Functional Hazard Assessment (FHA) for UAS and RPAS” DRAFT document, released by the working group WG-105 SG-41 “RPAS System Safety Assessment Criteria”.
The main goal of the document is to develop an UAS/RPAS FHA. This FHA is intended to go through as many different types of UAS as possible aiming at being a useful tool for designers when it comes to make an FHA. In order to achieve this goal, the main functions of an UAS have been detailed and assessed separately from each other. However, the difficulty of generating an FHA that covers every kind of UAS configuration is rather high due to the wide variety of configurations. Consequently, not all essential functions may be included and considered independently.
The document has been uploaded to EUROCAE’s portal and it is open for everyone’s feedback until the 18th June 2020.