The EU Council of Ministers has accepted a new European Commission regulation for safe unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operations.
According to a statement from the Council, the main purpose of the regulation is to ensure a high quality of “drone design, engines, propellers and parts, as well as equipment to control the aircraft remotely”.
Any UAV operating in EU airspace would be regulated by the relevant member state; this rule extends to unmanned platforms owned by non-EU operators.
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