European Parliament looks to establish drone standards

14th June 2018 News 16 Views

The European Parliament agreed to draft regulations that would establish EU-wide standards for drone manufacturers and operators, The Irish Times reports. The measure, which includes considerations for altitude, distance of flights, safety features and common training requirements, will now go before EU member states’ ministers for approval. It is expected that drones could make up 10 percent of all aircraft operating in the EU and that by 2050, drone production will account for 150,000 jobs across Europe. The European Parliament said, “The full potential of drones is still not exploited, as they are not yet integrated in operations among manned aircraft in non-segregated airspace.”Full Story

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