The ISO Draft International Standards for Drone Operations have been released for public consultation, with professionals, academics and businesses invited to submit comments by 21 January 2019.
“These are expected to trigger rapid acceleration of growth in drones, as organisations worldwide are galvanised to adopt drones against a new background of reassurance on safety and security,” said the organisation. “The new standards will play an essential role in guiding how drones are used safely and effectively in a framework of regulatory compliance.”
The new standards aim at developing an ‘etiquette’ for drone users which promote compliance regarding no-fly zones, local regulations, flight log protocols, maintenance, training, flight planning documentation and recognition of public concerns surrounding privacy and data protection.
Human intervention will be required for all drone flights, including autonomous operations, ensuring that drone operators are accountable.
The new standards will be the first in a four-part series, with the next three addressing general specifications, manufacturing quality and UTM.
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