The applicability date of the European Union Unmanned Aircraft Systems Implementing Regulation 2019/947 (EU UAS IR 2019/947) has been delayed until December 31.
The European Commission delayed the applicability date, a decision which supersedes the previous delay applied by the UK Government.
It means that the Implementing Regulation will now become applicable within the UK on December 31.
In the coming days, CAP 1789 ‘The EU UAS Regulatory Package – Outline’ will be updated to reflect the new applicability date of this regulation.
Previously in the UK, the CAA confirmed that it had to delay the date by a period of at least four weeks due to the disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
As a result of this, any person involved in the operation of UAS within the UK will not be required to comply with the new requirements of Regulation (EU) 2019/947 (known as the Implementing Regulation – IR) before November 1, 2020.
This has now been changed to December 31 following the European decision.