SGS seeks to help drone companies meet ever-changing regulations


With the rapid advancement in drone technology, regulations cannot always keep up and can even be radically different from one country to the next.

In addition to its inspection, verification, testing and certification services, Swiss company SGS aims to help the drone community meet these ever-changing guidelines.

It cites recent EU drone regulations as a prime example of laws that can be difficult to understand for the common drone user, recreational or commercial.

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The UK government, also, has recently introduced a new register backed by fines of up to £1,000.

A recent SGS statement said: “The introduction of these two regulations puts the EU at the forefront of drone legislation.

“These regulations include technical requirements, such as the capabilities a drone must have to fly safely. New drones must also be individually identifiable, to allow them to be traced by the authorities.

“From June 2020, operators will need to register their drones with authorities, and Member States will be required to convert existing certificates of remote pilot competency and their UAS operator authorizations or declarations to conform with Regulation (EU) 2019/945 by July 1, 2021.”

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