EC recognises EU Drone Port as a certification body for all drone classifications

EU Drone Port has been officially recognised by the European Commission as a Notified Body for drone certification. This recognition follows accreditation by the National Accreditation Entity and notification by the State Aviation Safety Agency, making it one of five drone certification gateways in Europe. 

In Europe, drones are classified into seven categories, from the smallest to those weighing 25 kg for specific tasks. EU Drone Port is now one of the two certification bodies capable of certifying all seven categories.

Until recently, anyone could manufacture and sell drones without restrictions, posing potential safety risks. From 1 January 2024, a new European regulation mandates that all drone manufacturers undergo a rigorous certification process to ensure the safety of drones operating in European airspace. Any drone manufacturer wishing to market their aircraft in the European Union and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) must choose one of the five certification bodies recognised by the European Commission, including EU Drone Port.

Global Recognition Certifications issued by EU Drone Port will be recognised by all national authorities within the EU and EFTA. Additionally, through international agreements, their reports and certificates will be recognised by accreditation bodies in over 100 countries worldwide. 

Marc Beltran, CEO of EU Drone Port, said this type of recognition is usually reserved for laboratories with more than 20,000 employees. “We look forward to evaluating drones from around the world and contributing to the safety and professionalism of the drone sector in Europe.”

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