Getting the Deal Through: Drone Regulation 2021

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  • Getting the Deal Through: Drone Regulation 2021
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Getting the Deal Through: Drone Regulation 2021

Jurisdictions covered

The following jurisdictions are covered in this report:

Argentina; Brazil; China; Germany; Italy; Japan; Mexico; South Africa; Spain; Switzerland; United Kingdom; USA


The set of questions relating to the topic of Drone Regulation and answered by the guide for each jurisdiction covered include:

  1. What basic rules govern the operation of remotely piloted aircraft and unmanned aircraft (drones) in your jurisdiction? Which regulatory bodies are charged with enforcing these rules?

  2. What are the penalties for non-compliance with the laws and regulations governing drones?

  3. Is there any distinction between public and private drones, as well as between leisure use and commercial use?

  4. Is there a weight-based classification system for drones resulting in the application of different rules?

  5. Is there any distinction between completely autonomous drones and remotely piloted drones?

  6. Do specific rules regulate the design and manufacture of drones in your jurisdiction?

  7. Must drone manufacturers obtain any licences or other authorisation to carry out their business? Are manufacturers subject to any other specific rules?

  8. Do general product liability rules (or other specific liability rules) apply to the manufacture of drones?

  9. Must drones be registered in a specific national registry? If so, who is entitled to register drones and what requirements and restrictions apply? Is the registry organised as an operator registry or an owner registry?

  10. Are drones identified through a marking

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