The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced its plans to allow commercial drone pilots to apply for licenses through its digital portal.
The new service, which is part of the regulation body’s plans to update the personnel licensing system for the UK aviation industry, is expected to roll out to the industry at the end of next year.
Commercial pilots will need to create an online account to access CAA licensing services, however, the CAA has stated that individuals are advised to wait until they need to make a transaction before setting up an account.
After submitting an application through the online platform, pilots will be able to track the progress of their application, view the privileges they hold and have the ability to update personal details such as a change of address.
The CAA claims that the introduction of e-licensing will also benefit qualified training entities as it will allow them to submit course completion details online and apply on behalf of students.