EU UAS regulation applicability date sees further delay

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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.

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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.

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