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The Minister of Transport Alexander Dobrindt has brought in January 2017 the new "Verordnung zur Regelung des Betriebs von unbemannten Fluggeräten " (regulation governing the operation of unmanned aircraft) on the way and presented to the Federal Cabinet.

The main points include:

Labelling: All systems from a takeoff weight of more than 0.25 kg must be in the future.

Proof of knowledge: For the operation of a UAV from 2 kg - kilograms a proof of knowledge is required in the future.

Permit freedom: Basically no permit is required for the operation of UAV under a mass of 5 kg.

We welcome this decision, they facilitate the use of new UAV technology for applications in the geo-information and other commercial applications.



Source:Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur (BMVI)