ANAC introduces a new drone registration system (SISANT) – Portuguese (Brazil)

This Tuesday, May 17th, the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) introduced the new version of the Unmanned Aircraft System (SISANT) (click on the link to access). Modern and fast, the new system will be integrated with the agency’s entire data network, allowing user profiles to be unified with other ANAC systems, providing greater security and stability in the service. In addition, new functions and services added to SISANT will give users greater autonomy.

SISANT was created in 2017, in conjunction with the Brazilian Civil Aviation Regulation – RBAC-E 94, allowing operators and owners to register equipment in an illustrative manner. In May of this year, the system already had more than 90 thousand registered drones, for various purposes, from photography, agricultural spraying and delivery.

The launch took place during the opening of the DroneShow and was attended by ANAC Airworthiness Supervisors, Roberto Honorato, IT, Jose Asombasao, and Drones and New Technologies Coordinator, Aylton Oliveira.

During the presentation, Honorato highlighted that the change in the system occurred due to market demand itself and the evolution of regulation. “The understanding we gathered from 2017 to 2019 created a scenario that required our regulatory activity. One of the short-term topics, which was put on the regulatory agenda, was a study to review and update RBAC 94 Subpart D (click to access), which was a natural measure while class equipment was 2 or new emerging Category 3. For advanced use,” the ANAC airworthiness supervisor explained.

The Agency’s Technology Supervisor, José Assumpção, highlighted the new SISANT’s visual and technological improvement: “We are bringing improvement in the interface, in a richer form, primarily for those with multiple registered drones.” Regarding system improvements, the UAV and New Technologies coordinator, Aylton Oliveira, emphasized the designers’ participation in this new space. “The designers are a great innovation for SISANT. These are the companies that have a legitimate license. The legal officer of the company will be able to designate a user to access this screen, once a drone model is approved, they will be able to register new equipment to receive the RPA (Special Airworthiness Certificate) CAER)” he explained.

Check the news from SISANT

With the reformulation of SISANT, new services will be integrated into the platform to allow greater autonomy for operators and owners, taking into account the market changes that have occurred in recent years. The new system follows the evolution of technology and eliminates potential regulatory bottlenecks for developing new applications. Among the novelties are some of the services that the market is highly anticipating, such as:

  • Transfers between users: UAV ownership can be transferred directly by the system.
  • Registering drones for advanced uses: The system will allow Class 3 UAVs intended for operations beyond the visible line of sight (Beyond line of sight – BVLOS) or operations over 400 feet and all Class 2 equipment can benefit from a faster and less expensive registration process.
  • Issuance of the Airworthiness RPA Certificate (CAER): UAVs whose design has been certified by ANAC will now be able to obtain CAER almost immediately, without costs or bureaucracy, based on a declaration of compliance from the design license holder.

The system will be integrated with SARPAS NG, an Airspace Control Administration (DECEA) system, to analyze and authorize flights using drones.

The new SISANT also preserves the main qualities of the solution that ANAC has adopted since 2017: free to use, with automatic, instantaneous processes and a completely self-explanatory nature.

Implementation phases

In order to provide a robust solution and allow a gradual and secure transition of more than 90,000 registered devices to the new SISANT base, the system will be implemented in three phases.

The first phase begins on May 17 with the release of the new SISANT to register new equipment. At this point, only drones that are not registered in the system can be registered.

The second phase, starting on June 1, will cover project and corporate permit holders who need to register Class 3 drones for operations beyond line of sight (BVLOS) and Class 2 drones.

On June 8, the third and final stage begins. At this point, the old SISANT will be blocked for new registrations and renewals. Registrations made on the old platform will remain valid until their expiration date. From the expiration date, users must perform the registration update in the new SISANT.

To watch the new launch of SISANT, find out the detailed timeline of the implementation phases and get ready to update your registration, access the Drones page on the ANAC portal (click on the link to access).

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