Azerbaijan develops draft “Rules to Use Civil Unmanned Aerial Vehicles”

Experts of the State Civil Aviation Administration, Azerbaijan, and Azerbaijan Airlines CJSC have developed a draft “Rules to Use Civil Unmanned Aerial Vehicles”, the State Civil Aviation Administration said on Wednesday.

The draft was developed in accordance with Articles 7.1 and 44.4 of the Law of Azerbaijan Republic “On Aviation”, “The Rules to Use Airspace of the Republic of Azerbaijan” and “The Rules for Flight in the Republic of Azerbaijan”, approved by resolutions Nos. 3 and 4 respectively issued by  the Government of Azerbaijan on January 15, 2013, as well as by the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) document No. 328 AN/190 issued in 2011 and named as “Unmanned Aircraft Management Systems”.

This project contains requirements for the management of civil unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as standards and conditions for safety and operation.

“The above draft was submitted by the Administration to the Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan on September 8, 2015. Taking into account the comments and proposals received from relevant state structures of Azerbaijan (10 structures in total) and that can be adopted, this draft passed the stage of coordination and was submitted to the Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan”, the report says.

From the Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan, an instruction was received that the above Rules will be approved by the State Civil Aviation Administration (Resolution No. 17/17 / 3404-26 / 18/22, December 9, 2016).

“We are informing herein that in the subsequent stages we have made necessary certain changes to the draft of the above-mentioned Rules,” the information says.

This draft is submitted for consideration and submission of possible comments and proposals from state structures of Azerbaijan and other legal entities, as well as individuals. This draft is placed on the official website of the State Civil Aviation Administration in the “Draft Legal Acts” section.

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