Drones—timeline
Drones—timeline

The following TMT guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Drones—timeline
  • Key developments

This timeline sets out key dates and information relating to the development of civilian drones including consultations, legislative changes and related guidance, reports and announcements.

For more information on drones, see:

  1. Drones—overview

  2. Practice Note: Drones—the legal framework

  3. Practice Note: Drones—privacy and data protection

Key developments

Date Type of development Summary
11 February 2020 Legislation The DfT publishes a letter summarising the main themes raised during the Second Reading debate on the draft Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill.
27 January 2020 Legislation The second reading of the Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill 2019–2020 takes place in the House of Lords.
9 January 2020 Legislation The first reading of the Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill 2019–2020 takes place in the House of Lords, including police powers relating to unmanned aircraft and the requirements in the ANO and providing fixed penalties for certain offences relating to unmanned aircraft. A House of Lords briefing paper for the Bill has also