RPAS/UAS – Regulatory Changes

Dear Airspace Users,

We would like to inform you that the Ordinance on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (OG No. 104/2018) was published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Croatia, and it shall take effect on December 15, 2018.

The main reason for drawing up a new ordinance is to align the national system with the future system of the European Union to implement the new Regulation on Unmanned Aircraft Systems easier when it comes into effect.

The Ordinance brings about the following changes: the applicability was extended to unmanned aircraft systems no matter the maximum attainable kinetic energy, general and operational conditions were changed (e.g. flying by night, flying in the vicinity of airports, flying above a group of people, flight altitude limitation, distance from people or a group of people, etc.), and in line with the future EU regulation, the obligation to prescribe technical requirements which are governed by the currently applicable Ordinance on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (OG No. 49/15 and 77/15) ceased (number of engines, a parachute as a part of UAS equipment).

Also, on the same day (December 15, 2018) the Amendment of the Ordinance on Airspace Management (OG No. 104/2018) shall take effect.

The Amendment of the Ordinance on Airspace Management brings about a change of the requirements for UAS flying airspace reservations. The new requirements are pictured below.

For further details concerning airspace reservation procedures, please contact Croatia Control.




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