On 9th February 2021, EuroUSC Italia launches SAMWISE Pro, a web-tool to conduct the risk analysis based on the SORA methodology in a simple and fast way. The tool is available online with a one-month free trial.
After the success achieved with a first basic version and thanks to the feedback from over a hundred users, EuroUSC Italia has chosen to provide an innovative solution to all those needing to carry out the risk analysis of drone operations in the Specific category following the SORA methodology recommended by EASA. It is SAMWISE Pro, a simple and fast online tool guiding the operator through all assessment steps of the risk analysis. The main functionalities of SAMWISE PRO are two: the first concerns the possibility of uploading the means of compliance to the applicable safety objectives; the second, the more important, concerns the possibility of downloading a final report of the analysis performed.
To use SAMWISE you need to register at www.online-sora.com, then access the personal area where you can enter the data of your drone operation and start the risk assessment. In a short time, SAMWISE will be able to provide you with a list of safety objectives to implement. Then, just with a click you can upload the documentation certifying the compliance of your operation with these objectives and finally obtain the complete report of the analysis, including the referenced documents. This report, in editable Word format, following the necessary checks, can be delivered to the competent Civil Aviation Authority in order to obtain the authorization to fly, as required by the new EASA Regulation. The first month SAMWISE PRO is free.
The system implemented by EuroUSC Italia for the risk analysis is based on the SORA methodology developed by JARUS and recommended by EASA as a means of compliance for the new Regulation 947/2019, enforced since 1st January 2021. From this moment on, indeed, all the operators desiring to conduct drone operations in the Specific category will have to preliminarily conduct a risk analysis based on the SORA methodology, unless their operation falls within a standard scenario or a Pre-Defined-Risk-Assessment. EuroUSC Italia, after actively participating in the SORA methodology development within the JARUS workgroup, is engaged since 2015 in European research and development projects and BVLOS experimentation activities under the supervision of ENAC (Ente Nazionale per l’Aviazione Civile). Thanks to its know-how, EuroUSC Italia provides several trainings for the drone industry, including a two-days course on SORA methodology.