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Europe publishes common drone rules, giving operators a year to prepare  

By Editor - Tue Jun 11, 8:11 am

Europe has today published common rules for the use of drones. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) says the regulations, which will apply universally across the region, are intended to help drone operators of all stripes have a clear understanding of what is and is not allowed. Having a common set of rules will also means drones can be operated across European borders without worrying about differences in regulations. “Once drone operators have received an authorisation in the state of registration, they are allowed to freely circulate in the European Union. This means that they can operate their drones seamlessly when travelling across the EU or when developing a business involving drones around Europe,” writes EASA in a blog post . Although published today and due to come into force within 20 days, the common rules won’t yet apply — with Member States getting another year, until June 2020, to prepare to implement the requirements. Key among them is that starting from June 2020 the majority of drone operators will need to register themselves before using a drone, either where they reside or have their main place of business. Some additional requirements have later deadlines as countries gradually switch over to the new regime

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Europe publishes common drone rules, giving operators a year to prepare

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