The European Commission has proposed tough new standards to regulate the operation of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) in European airspace. In December 2013, the European Council asked the Commission to develop a framework for the safe integration of RPAS into civil airspace from 2016. The new standards are aimed at addressing concerns over safety, security, privacy, data protection, insurance and liability. But they are also expected to boost the European industry’s ...

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