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Term Of Reference for ERM TG AERO 

Approved at ERM#58

For the production of standards and specifications for aeronautical, UAS/RPAS and radiosonde equipment including Harmonised Standards covering the Essential Requirements of 3.2 of the Radio Equipment Directive (2014/53/EU).

1.    Responsibility

TG AERO is responsible for developing European Norms (ENs), Technical Specifications (TS) and Technical Reports (TR) related to ground Air Traffic Management equipment, system and constituents as well as the related EU Harmonised Standards under the Radio Equipment Directive as mandated by the European Commission. 

In more detail TG AERO is responsible for:

  • ground aeronautical ATM equipment
  • meteorological radars
  • ground aeronautical systems and constituents for EATMN
  • ground-based elements of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)/Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) such as civil drones
  • radiosondes 

2.    Activities and working methods

TG AERO will take into account the relevant ITU, CEPT and ICAO provisions and requirements, studies and reports for radio communication, navigation and surveillance systems.

TG AERO will cooperate as appropriate with EASA, EUROCAE, ICAO and other relevant aeronautical organisations for all matters concerning the production of aeronautical standards for European Air Traffic Management Network (EATMN) and the pertinent Harmonised Standards under the Radio Equipment Directive.

TG AERO will establish external relationships with relevant civil/military aeronautical bodies (such as ICAO, EUROCONTROL, NATO and EASA) where and whenever needed in order to ensure interoperability, compatibility and adequacy of the standards and reports produced. Formal relationships will be established using the normal processes via the ETSI Secretariat.