New rules for drones use to be developed in Kazakhstan
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The Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan, together with the Civil Aviation Committee, are working on amending the legislation on the use of the airspace of the Republic of Kazakhstan and aviation activities, including on unmanned aerial vehicles and unmanned aerial systems, Kazpravda.kz reports.
"The proposed amendments are planned to replace the Rules for the operation of unmanned aerial vehicles in the airspace of the Republic of Kazakhstan with the Rules for the use of unmanned aerial systems in the airspace of the Republic of Kazakhstan in order to further establish requirements for the design and manufacture of unmanned aerial systems (UAS).
At the same time, it is planned to introduce a new category of operations into the category of "certified" with the establishment of requirements as for traditionally manned aircraft in terms of operator certification and licensing of remote pilots in addition to certification of an unmanned aircraft. Also, the requirements for the issuance of an operator / UAS operator certificate (analogous to an operator certificate in terms of weight, work performed, type of flights) will be determined," the Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan said.
It is noted that the amendments will require amendments to the Rules for the use of the airspace of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
They will require changes in the part of registration of unmanned aerial vehicles with a maximum take-off weight of more than 30 kg in the state register of UAVs, as well as registration with a maximum take-off weight of 30 kg or less with a change in the accounting procedure and transfer to a notification basis without issuing a certificate on registration.
"The proposed innovations have been developed taking into account the experience of advanced countries, as well as ICAO recommendations. The amendments are to be adopted by the end of this year with their subsequent introduction into regulatory legal acts within three months," it is stated.
The Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan keeps records of drones in accordance with the Rules for State Registration of Civil Aircraft of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the rights to them. Unmanned aerial vehicles with a maximum take-off weight of more than 1.5 kg, as well as unmanned aerial vehicles performing operations in the "specific" category with a maximum take-off weight of more than 0.25 kg are subject to registration.
To date, 279 unmanned aerial vehicles are registered in Kazakhstan.