Dubai makes licenses mandatory for all drone users

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) is clamping down on rogue drones by making it mandatory for all drone operators to apply for a license.

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The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) is clamping down on rogue drones by making it mandatory for all drone operators to apply for a license.

Under the new regulations, which are effective from May 1, retail outlets in the emirates, including grey market places like Dragon Mart, will not be to sell drones unless the the buyer has completed the DCAA registration process to procure a license.

“People will be able to buy drones at any retail outlets in Dubai, but they will not be allowed to remove it out from the store unless they have got a license,” Michael Rudolph, head of airspace safety, aviation safety and environment sector, DCAA, said this week.

“Buyers will also have to undergo a mandatory training programme that will test their drone skills,” he added. More info

By Parag Deulgaonkar  arabianbusiness.com

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