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Alba Iulia
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Zambia drafts drones regulations

General News Zambia drafts drones regulations

DronesNational Civil Aviation Security Committee (NCASC) has drafted regulations for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) commonly known as Drones.

Civil Aviation Authority Public Relations Manager Sepiso Zimba says this has been prompted by a huge challenge that drones pose to the safety and security of aircraft.

Ms Zimba says the challenge is compounded by the fact that the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has not yet developed regulations that can enable safe use of drones.

She says ICAO has only developed general guidance on use of drones which are not sufficient to the safety and security of aircraft.

Ms Zimba says despite the absence of ICAO standards the development and use of drones is on the rise worldwide.

She says is against this background that the Civil Aviation Authority would want to engage drone users and those that intend to use them so that they are aware of the regulations that surround their use in Zambia.

Ms Zimba says the regulations will be rolled out at a stakeholders meeting in Lusaka on Tuesday, April 26th.

Ms Zimba says the meeting will be used to get feedback from stakeholders before presenting the regulations to the minister.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. I decided to read this article because I hoped to see the actual regulations (as the title hints). Where do you study journalism LT???????

    • I drafted this story on behalf of LT and I don’t understand the criticism
      The idea was to make you read and you have.

      Thanks

      Bb2014

    • Mushota you are a lier, who did u draft for cos this is a true story. Ask aviators not the rubbish you wrote

  2. Looks like Zambia is trying by all means to breach people’s privacy. These drones must be used for wildlife surveillance purposes otherwise we are going the Bahrain way were people always have to walk through streets while looking towards the sky.

    • The utterly dull Jean Kapata wouldn’t know what you talking about…she would rather offer them to trophy hunters to spot lions with big manes in the game park.

  3. So where is the PDF link of these selfsame regulations if you journalists are too lazy to summarize…what culture is this that is allergic to read; its no wonder our MPs voted for drafted constitution without even reading or studying it.

    • @Jay Jay, do you think these journalists will even know the meaning of PDF? let alone send you the link?

  4. I too like other users followed this link to see if I will find the actual regulations, but same old story, nothing. I just don’t want these so called authorities to come and confiscate my drone when am flying and minding my business. so any one that will find the actual regs, pls email me at [email protected]

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