Big boost for the use of drones, the government fades the norm

Unking three-month-old drone policy after industrial complaints of several approval and permits, the government has come out with a series of radical-liberalized design designs that pave the way for taxi drones and special corridors for cargo delivery. PMO recently reviewed unmanned aircraft rules (UAS rules) given the unlimited potential of drones waiting to be tapped. Which began to apply to this parade.

The airline has been searching for public comments on “Drone Rules, 2021”, far more straightforward than August 5. After considering comments, the last rules are expected to be issued, which will replace the rules of more stringent UAS rules.

After the Jammu airport drone attack, this change shows that while the government takes steps to fight evil drones, he is willing to allow technology to achieve its potential.

The Flying Minister for Union Jyotiraditya Sco said the draft drone rule 2021 would provide “the main Fillip for the drone industry … (and) mark a clear shift from the previous UAS rules.”

SCIENTIA said the main features of the proposed new rules are: “Some approved approval and the process becomes easier; the number of forms decreases from 25 to 5; no security permit before registration or issuance license; easy process for transferring and de-registration drone .. There is no pilot license for the Nano Drone (weighing up to 250 grams), micro drones (weighing up to 2kg) for non-commercial use … ”

Arjun Aggarwal, MD Drone Major Aeroarc, said the change would “provide encouragement to ‘Aatmanirbhar’ Drone Eco-System”. Shows the design of the new rules as “a paradigm shift from the UAS-intensive rule of the document from March 21. It allows approval faster and without paper. Increased traction by foreign OEMs, a single window interface. Which is synchronized with drone speed – speed, safety, safety Economy and reliability. ”

Scindia Tweeted: “Drone brings the next big technology revolution throughout the world by reducing costs, resources, and time taken for surgery. Is to us to ride new waves and facilitate the absorption, especially among our startups.”

It will also cut the cost of using drones sharply. Also, now there will be no restrictions on drone operations by foreign-owned companies registered in India. Rules will limit the maximum sentence below the new to Rs 1 Lakh (not including punishment for violating other laws). The rules for attacking balance simplify their use by ensuring “they do not pose a risk for community safety or security and assets”. The proposed rules will discuss drones weighing up to 500 kg instead of 300 kg before and covering the taxi drone. And will develop the drone corridor for shipping cargo.

Among the proposed radical changes are eliminating some agreements, including obtaining unique authorization numbers, unique prototype identification numbers, conformity certificates, maintenance certificates, import permits, existing receipt of drones, operator permissions, R & D organization authorization, remote, remote pilot Drone’s instructor and authorization.

Safety features such as “no permission – not take off” (NPNT), real-time tracking or geofencing will be notified in the future. Will provide the six-month lead time for compliance.

Under the proposed changed rules, will display interactive air maps with green, yellow and red zones on the SKY digital platform. The yellow zone is proposed to be reduced from 45km to 12 km from the airport perimeter. No aviation permission is needed by 400 feet to the green zone and up to 200 feet. In an area of ​​between 8 km and 12 km from the airport perimeter.

Under new rules, producers can produce their unique drone identification numbers on the Sky Digital platform via the self-certification route. It will simply be the process for transferring and registering drones.