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Unmanned Air Vehicles: Safety

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 29284, tabled on 1 March 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will introduce mandatory geo-fencing technology for civilian drones.

Answered on

9 March 2016

The UK Government and the Civil Aviation Authority are talking to manufacturers about implementing geo-fencing technology on their drone systems. There are a number of drones already sold in the UK with this technology installed. My department is talking to a range stakeholders, including airports, about potential solutions for restricting drone operations around airports and other key infrastructure. We expect to have some results from this work by the end of the summer.