Enhanced containment – EASA, means of compliance


General Checklist – Enhanced Containment Compliance for Drone Operators


Objective: This checklist aims to assist drone operators in demonstrating compliance with the enhanced containment means of compliance (MOCs) outlined in EASA documents.

Section 1: Enhanced Airworthiness Requirements

  1. Structural Integrity:

    • Does the light-UAS incorporate reinforced structural components to withstand potential impacts?
    • Are the aircraft’s components and materials selected to ensure structural integrity and resistance to fatigue?
    • Are the aircraft’s control surfaces and motors adequately protected to prevent damage during operation?
  2. Flight Control Systems:

    • Does the light-UAS employ advanced navigation and obstacle avoidance systems?
    • Can the aircraft maintain stability and control even in challenging weather conditions?
    • Are the flight control systems equipped with redundancy and fail-safe mechanisms to ensure continued safety in case of malfunctions?
  3. Emergency Systems:

    • Is the light-UAS equipped with a reliable and easily accessible emergency landing system?
    • Does the aircraft possess a means of self-destruction or remote disabling in case of loss of control or hazardous situations?
    • Are emergency procedures clearly documented and accessible to pilots?

Section 2: Enhanced Ground Handling and Operation Procedures

  1. Pre-Flight Checks:

    • Do pilots perform thorough pre-flight inspections to identify any potential defects or hazards?
    • Are inspection checklists readily available and standardized for all light-UAS models?
    • Are pilots trained to recognize and address potential pre-flight issues?
  2. Ground Handling Procedures:

    • Are specific procedures implemented for safe takeoff, landing, and movement of the light-UAS on the ground?
    • Does the operator use dedicated ground handling equipment to minimize the risk of accidents?
    • Are pilots instructed on proper ground handling practices and the importance of maintaining situational awareness?
  3. Storage and Transport:

    • Does the operator have designated secure storage facilities for light-UAS?
    • Are specific procedures in place for transporting light-UAS, ensuring proper protection and stability?
    • Are pilots trained on safe storage and transport procedures to minimize the risk of damage or accidents?

Section 3: Enhanced Pilot Training and Qualification

  1. Training Requirements:

    • Do pilots receive comprehensive theoretical and practical training on the operation of light-UAS?
    • Is the training aligned with the specific light-UAS model being operated and the intended operational environment?
    • Does the training include simulator sessions, hands-on experience, and knowledge of safety procedures?
  2. Pilot Qualifications:

    • Do pilots hold valid pilot certifications issued by authorized training providers?
    • Are pilots subject to regular competency checks and refresher training to maintain their skills?
    • Does the operator maintain records of pilot training, qualifications, and competency checks?
  3. Operational Limitations:

    • Do pilots understand the operational limitations of the light-UAS, including weight, payload, and airspace restrictions?
    • Are pilots trained to conduct pre-flight risk assessments and make informed decisions based on weather conditions and environmental factors?
    • Do pilots follow established operational protocols and avoid unauthorized or unsafe flight operations?


These bullet points can be derived from EASAs Means of compliance document 

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For more information, consult EASA webpage: https://www.easa.europa.eu/en/document-library/general-publications/remote-identification-will-become-mandatory-drones-across