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All drones flying in the European Union will have to be registered



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All drones flying in the European Union will have to be registered


The European Commission (EC) has adopted a package of technical requirements for all drones flying in the European Union (EU), which includes the requirement that each one of those devices has its own individual identification.

The community package of requirements, drawn up together with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), consists of technical specifications so that drones can be flown “safely and, at the same time, to promote investment in a promising sector,” said the European Commission in a statement.

The new rules, which are superimposed on the national standards currently in force, They also seek to provide a harmonized framework for these aircraft throughout the EU with the “highest safety standards achieved in manned aviation”.

“The rules are based on an operational risk assessment and strike a balance between the obligations of drone manufacturers and operators in terms of safety, privacy, the environment, noise protection and safety “Said the EC.

For example, new devices will have to be individually identifiable, allowing “authorities to track a particular drone if necessary.” In addition, they will have to operate on the radio frequencies designated for their activity and ensure that they do not compromise “the health or safety of people, animals or property.”

Beyond the technical requirements adopted, the European Commission intends to adopt also rules on drone operations that will cover all devicesBoth those that require a permit to be operated and those that do not, as well as those that require a minimum of technical preparation from remote pilots.