EASA Adopts EU-Wide Drone Rules

On both sides the Atlantic, the issue of integrating manned and unmanned aerial vehicles over controlled airspace has two distinct angles: one is technological and the other regulatory. These are issues the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the USA and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in Europe are directly dealing with, as the agencies…

Legislature Approves Permanent Regulation for Civil Drone Use in Spain

One of the greatest challenges around the final integration of manned and unmanned aircraft into the National Air Space (NAS) is the issue of the multilayered legislatures. In the USA, the FAA is responsible for regulating and enforcing aeronautical laws over the entire country, but various state and local governments have nonetheless tried to pass…

European Airports Call for Speedy Adoption of a Rulebook for Drones

On January 29th the European chapter of the Airports Council International – ACI – released a white paper that laid out the official position of the European airport community when it comes to UAV technology. The ACI is not only looking to embrace the technology in an active manner, but they’re also calling for the…

Streamlining Authority: EASA Push for Better UAV Climate Brings Optimism

In recent decades, political movements like the rise of the European Union have led to removing barriers that inhibit trade between nations. But in the skies above many of those European nations, Cold War-era regulatory walls keep air commerce and nations apart. A UAV operator wanting to operate both in Belgium and Germany must apply…