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"Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Order" came into force on December 1

2022-12-01T00:46:01.821Z

The six-month deadline for the "Small Drone Order" that came into effect in June this year ended yesterday (30th) and will be fully implemented today (1st). launch



The six-month deadline for the "Small Drone Order" that came into effect in June this year ended yesterday (30th) and will be fully implemented today (1st). The "SUA One Stop" website or related mobile applications launched by the Office can be used for "man-machine" registration, and at the same time, pay attention to restricted flight areas and related regulatory requirements, so as not to fall into the law by mistake.


The Civil Aviation Department and the police remind the public that, in addition to standard A-type operations, small drones and remote pilots must be registered and abide by relevant regulatory requirements and operational requirements. Citizens can use the "SUA One Stop" website launched by the Civil Aviation Department or Relevant mobile applications, register as a remote pilot, and register for a small drone. At the same time, you can also view the restricted flight area through the drone flight map of "SUA One Station", and obtain safety information from the "Safety Regulations Document" and related guidelines. News.

In order not to fall into the legal trap by mistake, citizens should go to "SUA One Station" to check the latest restricted flight areas and related safety information before using drones. Citizens can log in to "SUA One Station" from esua.cad.gov.hk Connect” or download its mobile application through the website.

The "Small UAV Order" came into effect on June 1 this year. It adopts a risk-based model to regulate the operation of small UAVs. According to the weight of small UAVs and different operational risk levels, corresponding regulatory requirements are established, including the registration of small UAVs. and labeling, registration, training and assessment of remote pilots, equipment, operating regulations, insurance, etc.

Offenses related to dangerous conduct, restricted flying zones and law enforcement.

The 6-month grace period for the public to familiarize themselves with other new requirements under the new law and to prepare for compliance expired yesterday (November 30). During the grace period, the Civil Aviation Department and the Police conducted a series of publicity and the TV network of the Housing Department broadcasted a promotional video, and promoted it on various online platforms, including some websites frequently visited by aerial photography enthusiasts and technology enthusiasts. Carry out publicity activities, distribute leaflets to the public, and put up promotional banners to raise their awareness of flight safety.

The Civil Aviation Department and the police stated that anyone who violates the "Small UAV Order", regardless of the remote pilot and the person in charge (ie the owner), may be held criminally liable. Once convicted, the maximum penalty is a fine of 100,000 yuan and imprisonment for 2 years. In 2019, the public is urged not to defy the law.

Source: hk1

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