The South African Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is trying to finalise regulations for the flying of UAV in the country’s civilian airspace by the end of March, 2015.
The process of developing regulations in this regard takes consideration of the unique new safety and security risks. The regulations are applied equally to all operators of RPAS, particularly because the risks presented by the operation of RPAS remain comparatively similar, regardless of application. A comprehensive analysis of inherent risk factors before approval is granted will be prescribed. Permitting the usage of RPAS technology in one sector while restricting other users would be unconstitutional. According to Transport Minister Dipuo Peters, the main focus and efforts in the development of these regulations is the continuation of the high levels of aviation safety enjoyed in South African today.
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