SPO REGULATION FROM EASA: APPROVED FOR IMAO
WE HAD NO BETTER WAY TO END 2017 !
We're very proud to have been the 1st company to be audited and approved this week by the Civil Aviation of south west of France on our SPO. We're officially in the Specialized Operations family!
In April 2017, the European Aviation Safety Agency has set up a new regulation for aeronautical activities such as agriculture, construction, photography, surveying, observation or aerial advertisement. This new regulation of the AIR-OPS is named Part-SPO for Specialized Operations.
Before the end of April 2017, we had to declare our special activity under the authority in order to be registered and setting up the operating manuel (MANEX), Management Manual including (Safety Management Manual), Minimum Equipment Lists (LME) for each aircraft (approved by French Civil Aviation) and Standard operating procedures (SOP) proper to IMAO activities.
The acquisition of aerial data is an hybrid business that encompasses two complementary technical professions : aviation and surveying. It is a big step for the company as it's acknowledged, under the law, our aerial work procedures, heart of IMAO expertise.
More specifics informations on the EASA website.