Introduction Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947 postponed

Dear members,

it is now official and binding: the validity dates of the implementing regulation (EU) 2019/947 on the rules and procedures for the operation of unmanned aerial vehicles are postponed by six months. The corresponding EU Regulation 2020/746 was published today (5.6.2020) in the Official Journal of the European Union and comes into force on 6.6.2020.

The dates mentioned in Articles 20 to 22 of EU Regulation 2019/947 are postponed by exactly half a year. The date of validity of EU Regulation 2019/947 (Article 23(1)) is postponed to 31 December 2020 and the date for the geographical UAS areas (Article 23(5)) is postponed to 1 January 2022. The dates in Article 23(2) to (4) remain unchanged.

As soon as a consolidated version of EU Regulation 2019/947 (i.e. incorporating the amendments made by EU Regulations 2020/639 and 2020/746) is available, I will inform you about it. If necessary, we will also hold a webinar on the new date.

Greetings, health and a nice weekend

Martin Kellerhals

Link to the website

PDF Commission Implementing Regulation of 4 June 2020

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