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Draft-Drones-Rules and Regulation in India Overview
The new rules take into account the feedback from stakeholders and security issues, while still following the same purpose of the original rule. The Rules attempt to lay the foundation for the operation of drone taxis, dedicated corridors for cargo deliveries, and improved airspace maps. The formulation of these Rules was challenging, as the Unmanned Aircraft System had to be integrated with the National Airspace System.Further, they aim to ease drone ownership and use by industries, boost technology development by entrepreneurs, and start-ups.
Definition of Drone
In layman terminology, drones are unmanned flying machines that can be remotely controlled or fly autonomously through software-controlled flight plans in their embedded systems. Section 2(h) of the new Draft Rules defines drones as an aircraft without a pilot on board that can operate autonomously or can be operated remotely.
Classification of drones.
Based upon the maximum weight including payload
- Nano drone: Less than or equal to 250 grams.
- Micro drone: Greater than 250 gram and less than or equal to 2 kilograms.
- Small drone: Greater than 2 kilogram and less than or equal to 25 kilograms.
- Medium drone: Greater than 25 kilogram and less than or equal to 150 kilograms.
- Large drone:Greater than 150 kilograms.
Drone Airspace Zones:
- Red zone => Flights are not allowed.
- Yellow zone => Controlled airspace permission required before flight.
- Green zone => Controlled airspace automatic permission.
- No Drone Zone => Drone operation is not allowed in Certain Places.
REMOTE PILOT LICENCE:
Eligibility. – The following natural persons shall be eligible for a remote pilot licence:
(a) not less than eighteen years of age and not more than sixty-five years of age;
(b) have passed class tenth or its equivalent examination from a recognised Board; and
(c) have completed the training prescribed by the Director General for the applicable class of remote pilot licence from an authorised remote pilot training organisation.
(a) A remote pilot licence shall be valid only if it is enlisted on the digital sky platform.
(b) A remote pilot licence shall, unless suspended or cancelled, remain valid for a period of ten years, and may be renewed by any authorised remote pilot training organisation for the period specified therein, subject to a maximum period of ten years: Provided that the holder of the remote pilot licence undergoes such refresher courses as may be specified by the Director General on the digital sky platform from time to time.
No remote pilot licence shall be required for a person –
(a) operating a nano drone; and
(b) operating a micro drone for non-commercial purposes.