New requirements for drones, remote-controlled model aircraft or helicopters

Since 1 January 2021, new statutory provisions (EU Drone Regulation) have been in place for drones not operated for the purposes of sport or recreation. Operators are subject to profound changes, such as individual drone registration. Distributors are also affected, however. For instance, drones now have to be classified into 5 risk categories and the technical equipment must likewise comply with the new rules and regulations. The Regulation applies to all Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), i.e., also all types of remote-controlled model aircraft or helicopters.

Since 1 January 2021, new statutory provisions (EU Drone Regulation) have been in place for drones not operated for the purposes of sport or recreation. Operators are subject to profound changes, such as individual drone registration.

Distributors are also affected, however. For instance, drones now have to be classified into 5 risk categories and the technical equipment must likewise comply with the new rules and regulations.

The classes divide drones according to their respective design-related risks, leading to different requirements for manufacturers, e.g. regarding instructions for use, achievable speeds, adjustable altitude limits, sharp edges, electronic IDs, automated GEO flight restriction monitoring, etc.

The Regulation applies to all Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), i.e., also including all types of remote-controlled model aircraft or helicopters.

trade-e-bility can support manufacturers and importers in implementing the new requirements. Boris Berndt will be pleased to answer any questions you may have:

Please call +49/40/75068727-5 or send an e-mail message to info@trade-e-bility.de.