Epsiode 24: Assessing Risk with SORA and Andy Thurling of NUAIR

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If you're trying to obtain a waiver from the FAA you should be looking into SORA. The Specific Operations Risk Assessment (SORA)guidance represents the consensus of various national aviation authorities on a common process to identify, qualitatively assess, and manage the safety risk posed by unmanned aircraft systems(UAS), when preparing the safety case required for regulatory approval to conduct certain types of operations. It is the de facto standard for assessing the risks of a UAS operation. To talk about SORA we invited Andy Thurling, Chief Technology Officer at NUAIR, which is the organization that manages the NY UAS Test Site at Griffiss International Airport. At NUAIR he leads technical research on current and future UAS technologies, evaluates potential paths to implementation and industry standards for approval by regulators, and also test techniques to verify compliance. Andy was Director of Product Safety and Mission Assurance at AeroVironment in Simi Valley, California.He is active in standards bodies such as ASTM and RTCA and internationally as a subject matter expert to the JARUS working group developing SORA. You can Dowload the latest version of SORA here: http://jarus-rpas.org/sites/jarus-rpas.org/files/jar_doc_06_jarus_sora_v2.0.pdf

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