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Unmanned Air Vehicles

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 167246, tabled on 23 July 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government are taking to ensure that UK regulations will be sufficiently aligned to EU rules to support (a) the export of drones to Europe and (b) the operation of drones with UK approval in Europe after the UK leaves the EU.

Answered on

10 September 2018

The Government and the CAA continue to engage with EASA on the development of its Basic Regulation and associated implementing regulations, which will establish new EU regulations for safe drone operations. Future arrangements on the export and operation of drones will be a matter for negotiations.

It is the Government’s intention to remain part of the EASA system after exit, and to maintain a common rulebook with the EU for goods.