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Europe ‘informally’ agrees on new drone rules

30th November 2017 - 13:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London


The European Union’s aviation sector looks to have been given a shot in the arm following an ‘informal’ agreement between the European Parliament (EP) and European Council to introduce union-wide rules on the civil use of unmanned systems.

In an announcement on 30 November the EP said that at present all drones lighter than 150kg fall under the jurisdiction of national authorities, meaning that manufacturers and operators are subject to different design and safety requirements.

In the statement the parliament said that in following the criteria, the range of drones that fell under this rule ‘is in fact most

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Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas is the Senior Editor, Naval at Shephard Media. Richard joined the company in …

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