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Sustainable drone operation rules adopted across EU

March 13, 2019 / Government Europa

The new rules build on existing national legislation currently in place in Member States to define the parameters within which drones may be flown safely; while continuing to promote innovation and investment in the field of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The Commission intends to enlist the support of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency to apply the safety standards used in manned aviation operations to the use of drones.Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc said: “Today’s decision is vital for the further development of the European drone sector. We wholeheartedly support the development of these new technologies and services, which are essential for the digitalisation and decarbonisation of the European economy. However, above all, we have to ensure that they are safe for other airspace users and people on the ground. The rules adopted today are a first building block for a comprehensive set of rules, which will ensure safe, secure and green drone operations th...