New EASA Drone Rules 2 months remaining

Read what is the latest information on the new EASA drone rules.

New EASA Drone Rules


Flying a drone in Europe has been so far quite frustrating. Both for people living there and for drone enthusiasts visiting from other parts of the world. Rules and regulations are totally different in every single country and in certain cases, they are awkward and unclear.

The new EASA drone rules - 2021

In two months, there will be a new regulation applying to all European countries and this is excellent news and it will make everything so much easier both for local drone pilots and visitors from abroad. Also, the new rules are quite clear and easy to apply.

The growing use of drones has increasingly necessitated the creation of uniform rules within the European Union. Due to the fact that until now each member state had and applied its own rules for drones, this led to confusion and difficulties in issuing permits for flights by European citizens, as well as by visitors from other places.

That is why The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has decided to apply a single system and rules that apply throughout the European Union. The introduction of a unified permit management system will greatly facilitate the whole process of issuing permits.
This system and rules were planned to take effect in June 2020, but due to the worldwide growth and complication of the Coronavirus pandemic, AI postponed the launch by half a year. Thus, the new rules will enter into force on January 1, 2021.

“The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has delivered a digitalized and secure system for the exchange of drones registration data among the national authorities of the Member States, putting the technical framework in place to allow registered users to fly their drones anywhere in the European Union with a single registration.”

Without no doubt, this will make so easier way of registration and flying a drone.   

Drone users will be legally obliged to register as users of their drones with their national aviation authorities from December 31, 2020, when the European regulation on drones (EU) 2019/947 takes effect. 

“We want to make this process as straightforward as possible for the users. The repository allows information registered with one authority to be shared with others, creating the basis for seamless drone usage across the European Union without the need to register in one separate Member States.“ 

This database, due to be launched in increments between mid-2022 and end-2024, will act as a repository for certificates, approvals, licenses, declarations, and transfers of responsibilities, in addition to the drones registration data.

In parallel, it will act as a test case for a larger project to create a fully centralized database of information at EASA, providing the basis for more effective cooperation between EASA and its Member States on certification, oversight, and enforcement, as required by Article 74 of the Basic Regulation. 

You can get acquainted with the content of the new rules on the official EASA website. 

We can show you one new drone which is not required to be registered because it is only 249 grams. The new DJI Mini 2 is specially built with this low weight exactly for the purposes to not need to be registered.

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