Press release: Updated aviation safety rules and new rules on drones approved by the Council

EU ambassadors (Permanent Representatives Committee) endorsed on 22 December the deal concluded with the European Parliament on 29 November on revised common safety rules for civil aviation and a new remit for the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The reform includes the first ever EU-wide rules for civil drones, that will allow remotely piloted aircraft of all sizes to fly safely in European airspace and will bring legal certainty for this rapidly expanding industry.

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Source: Council of the European Union

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