The European Aviaton Safety Agency (EASA) is poised to widen its mandate to include unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and urban air mobility, after the EU Council of Ministers in late June approved a new Basic Regulation from the European Commission.
The regulation will be published in the EU Official Journal by the end of July, and it will enter into force at the end of the summer break in late August. EASA will be able to prepare rules for all sizes of civil-use UAVs, with harmonised standards for the commercial market across Europe.
The text of the Basic Regulation describes the need for “rules that are proportionate to the risk of the particular operation or type of operations”.
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