Following the UK Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) session on whether or not to increase the legacy and transitional provisions for drones working within the open class, and after a proper resolution from the Division for Transport (DfT), it has been determined that the transition and legacy provisions will now be prolonged to 1 January 2026. This time will permit for the CAA and DfT to conduct a evaluate of rules for unmanned plane, together with the open class to make sure it’s correctly regulated in a manner that’s match for function for the UK previous to 2026.
The DfT may even be altering UK rules in order that European Union (EU) class marks on drones is not going to be recognised within the UK after 1 January 2023. Drones with EU class marks will nonetheless be capable of be flown within the UK after that date within the Open and Particular classes however might not make use of the category mark provisions within the A1, A2 and A3 subcategory.
The DfT will formally publish these modifications to UK Regulation (EU) 2019/947 and UK Regulation (EU) 2019/945 in December forward of them coming into impact earlier than January 2023.
The CAA web site and steering materials can be up to date to mirror the modifications later this month and extra info is offered in our necessities for flying within the open class publication