Portugal announces plans for drone registration, liability insurance

The Portuguese Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC) has announced it intends to imminently launch a mandatory drone registration and liability insurance scheme for drone operators (http://www.anac.pt/vPT/Generico/Noticias/noticias2018/Paginas/PressRelease32018.aspx)

According to the statement:

“The registration requirement depends on the electronic platform that will be made available by ANAC and the correspondent operation will be disclosed by this Authority on its official pages “Voa na Boa” and facebook.

“The need for civil liability insurance will become mandatory after densification of the conditions for the conclusion of an insurance contract for drones weighing more than 0,900 kg. The implementation of the coverage, conditions and minimum capital of the insurance contract will be approved by a Government decree in the near future.

“The registration of the drone operators, weighing more than 0.250 kg, will be made on the above-mentioned electronic platform, to be made available by ANAC. Upon registration of the operator on the electronic platform, ANAC shall issue a label to be placed on the aircraft in order to identify the drone operator. It should also be noted that this Decree law provides the possibility of using electronic identification in the future, which will depend on technological developments at European Union level.”

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