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Joint Authorities for Rulemaking on Unmanned Systems (JARUS)

/8th May 2017, DRONE MARKET WATCHTM/ JARUS is a cooperation of (currently) 45 civil aviation authorities worldwide and its aim is to develop harmonised rules for unmanned aircraft recommending a set of technical, safety and operational requirements for the certification and safe integration of drones into airspace and at aerodromes. European Commission and the European Parliament have recognised JARUS as the most pragmatic ‘working engine’ to develop the necessary rules. This will ensure harmonisation worldwide and JARUS is expected to contribute to the ICAO work. The EU is, therefore, fully engaged in JARUS and provides significant resources.
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Rules for Drone (UAV) Operation in United Arab Emirates (UAE)

/28th April 2017, DRONE MARKET WATCHTM/ Main stakeholder responsible for drone (UAV) flight regulation in United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA). The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has regulations in place for adherence to safety and privacy standards, while using drones. These include not operating drones near airports, residential, populated and restricted areas. Main aviation regulation documents affecting drone (UAV) flights in United Arab Emirates are Law № 7 on Aviation Safety from 2015, NPA 04-2015 and CAR Part III General Regulations, Chapters 8 and 10.
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Main UAV Flight Regulations in the UK

/21st March 2017, DRONE MARKET WATCHTM/ Main stakeholder responsible for drone (UAV) flight regulation in the United Kingdom is the Civil Aviation Authority. Main document affecting drone (UAV) flight regulations in UK is „CAP 722, Unmanned Aircraft System Operations in UK Airspace – Guidance“. It is intended to assist those who are involved in all aspects of the development of UAS to identify the route to certification, outline the methods by which permission for aerial work may be obtained and ensure that all requirements are met by the UAS industry.
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Enabling Technologies for Safe Operation of Drones (RPAS) into European Non-Segregated Airspace

/16th February 2017, DRONE MARKET WATCHTM/ Some of the key technologies are not yet available to allow for the safe integration of RPAS. Research and development (R&D) efforts will focus on the validation of these technologies. R&D is carried out by different research programmes managed by various organisations including the European Commission, Eurocontrol, the European Defence Agency and the European Space Agency.
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Drone (UAV) Flight Rules in South Africa and Amendment Part 101

/23rd January 2017, DRONE MARKET WATCHTM/ Main stakeholders responsible for drone (UAV) flight regulation in South Africa is the Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA), which is subordinated to the Ministry of Transport and Air Traffic and Navigation Services SOC Limited. The Minister of Transport signed the Eight amendment of the Civil Aviation Regulations, 2011.  The amendment which contains Part 101:  Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems came into operation on the 1st of July 2015. This amendment is obligatory for drone (UAV) use with commercial purposes. SACAA has issued the first pilot’s license for remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) on 10th July 2015. Such license is required for drone (UAV) use with commercial purposes.
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Legal and Regulatory Framework for Drone (UAV) Operation in Japan

/15th December 2016, DRONE MARKET WATCHTM/ Main stakeholders responsible for drone (UAV) flight regulation in Japan is the Civil Aviation Bureau, which is subordinated to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Main regulation documents affecting drone (UAV) flights in Japan are Civil Aeronautics Act and Civil Code.   At the moment Japan UAS Industrial Development Association (JUIDA) is currently working with the Japanese government to establish systems for operator licensing, business registration, and production and sales registration.
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Regulatory Framework for Safe Operation of Drones (RPAS) into European Non-Segregated Airspace

/23rd November 2016, DRONE MARKET WATCHTM/ Safety is the paramount objective of EU aviation policy. The current regulatory system for RPAS based on fragmented rules for ad hoc operational authorizations is an administrative bottleneck and hampers the development of the European RPAS market. National authorizations do not benefit from mutual recognition and do not allow for European wide activities, either to produce or to operate RPAS.
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Hong Kong Rules for Drone (UAV) Operators

/12th October 2016, DRONE MARKET WATCHTM/ Main stakeholder responsible for drone (UAV) flight regulation in Hong Kong is the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. CAD is responsible for processing applications for non-recreational operations of UAS (such as for rent or commercial purposes) within Hong Kong. With the significantly different level of sophistication of drones (UAVs) available in the market, any person intending to operate UAS, regardless of size and weight, for non-recreational purpose within Hong Kong should submit details to CAD well before the intended date of operation.
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