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The European Commission (EC) has issued a Draft Commission Delegated Regulation on Unmanned Aircraft Intended for Use in the ‘Open’ Category on December 10th, 2018.

This Regulation proposes to establish the technical requirements to be complied with by the 4 classes of unmanned aircraft authorized to be operated in the ‘open’ category. This proposal provides the following:

  • set of implementing rules (in the form of a delegated act), regarding technical requirements on consumer drones intended to be used without the need for prior approval from the aviation authority and the use of drones by third country operators.
  • set of implementing rules (in the form of an implementing act) setting out requirements concerning all drones and drone operations that are risk-based and proportionate and taking into account the principles of proportionality, as well as measures to mitigate the risk of drones operations in the open and specific category.

The consultation is open for this on January 9th, 2019.

Source URL: G/TBT/N/EU/628