No “Drunk Flying”-- Light and Small UAV Operating Rules Come out
Release Time : 01-26/2016 Views : 1358
  With the UAV technology getting more and more mature, the consumptive UAVs is developing vigorously, and the cost of purchasing and using UAVs is getting lower and lower. Previously, the “Civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems Driver Management Interim Provisions” has clearly required a pilot license on the operators of drones carrying over 7kgs goods. Now it will be more strict on those regulations.  and “Light and Small UAV Operating Rules (Trial)”.
  On December 29th,2015, the Civil Aviation Authority issued “Light and Small UAV Operating Rules (Trial)”.The “Operating Rules” made detailed classification management of low, slow and small UAV operation, to further safeguard the flight order of small and light UAV. The new provisions, clearly requires light UAV operator shall not "drunk driving!
  What effects will the new regulations have on the UAV industry? Wu Minxi, the marketing director of Shenzhen Wingsland Technology Inc, think there is hardly any negative impacts on this industry. At the initial stage of this industry, the regulations could ensure the healthy development of the whole industry. The Minivet, K3, and M5 are all aerial photographic drones, and they are equipped with their patented fast-installing propellers to avoid falling off. They also use intelligent battery, so the operator could easily enjoy the fun of flight with proper operation.  
  According to the “Operating Rules”, below UAVs are all under the inspection scope of civil aviation: bear drones weighted no more than 116kgs, flying drones weighted no more than 150kgs, and the flying plant protection drones weighted no more than 5700kgs and within 15m flight height.
The “Operating Rules” divided the civil UAVs into 7 categories:
  ClassⅠ:Bear drones and flying drones weighted no more than 1.5kgs
  ClassⅡ: Bear drones weighted from 1.5 to 4kgs, and flying drones weighted from 1.5 to 7kgs
  ClassⅢ: Bear drones weighted from 4 to 15kgs, and flying drones weighted from 7 to 25kgs
  ClassⅣ: Bear drones weighted from 15 to 116kgs, and flying drones weighted from 25 to 150kgs
  ClassⅤ:The plant protection UAVs
  ClassⅥ:The unmanned air ships
  ClassⅦ:The ClassⅠand Class Ⅱdrones flying beyond 100 meters range of visibility.
  The “Operating Rules” clarified that the civil UAV operators should hold the relevant license for UAVs in different classes, and no drunk driving is allowed. The drone commander should take the direct liability of operation, he should do the pre-flight preparations to keep the drone away from the restricted areas.
  The “Operating Rules” emphasized that whether it is flying within or beyond the range of visibility, the civil drones should leave the priority routes to other civil aircraft. And it could not endanger other users in that airspace and the personal and property security on the ground.
  The “Operating Rules” required all the drones of Class Ⅲ,Ⅳ,Ⅵ,Ⅶ and drones of ClassⅡ,Ⅴ in important areas and clear zone to install and use electronic fence, and connect with drone cloud. At the same time, the drone cloud suppliers should submit the development and safety report of the UAVs to the civil aviation administration department every 6 months.