Switzerland looking at drone register implementation by 2020

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Swiss aviation authorities are looking at introducing a drone register ready for next summer.

The changes would come as part of a move to toughen up regulation on private drone pilots and follow new European Union regulations designed to boost safety given the soaring popularity of private drones.

Speaking to weekly Swiss newspaper NZZ am Sonntag, a spokesperson for the Swiss authority described how under the planned new rules, all drones weighing 250 grams or more will have to be registered.

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If implemented, the registration process would be completed online and is expected to be launched in the summer.

At present in Switzerland, drones under 30kg do not require a permit from FOCA.

However, Switzerland does already have rules in place for the use of drones near crowds of people and within five kilometres of airports and heliports.

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