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Brazil drone operations to be regulated by its National Civil Aviation Agency

The Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) approved the text that regulates the operation of drones for commercial purposes throughout the Brazilian territory.

The regulation brings standards and procedures that guarantee legal and operational safety and will have a great impact on the market’s sustainable growth.

The ANAC has also made available a guide for drone users that can be downloaded for free here:

More information can be accessed here: https://www.anac.gov.br/noticias/2017/regras-da-anac-para-uso-de-drones-entram-em-vigor/release_drone.pdf

And here: https://horusaeronaves.com/novas-regras-da-anac-para-uso-de-drones/?utm_campaign=regulamentacao_anac&utm_medium=email&utm_source=RD+Station

According to the ANAC, the objective of the new regulations is to make viable Drones operations in Brazil, keeping in mind the safety the people.

The regulations were elaborated taking into account the level of complexity and risk involved in operations and types of equipment. Some limits set out in the new regulation follow definitions of other civil aviation authorities such as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority) and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency), regulators of the United States, Australia, and the European Union respectively.

From now on, drone operations must follow the new rules of the ANAC, which are complementary to the regulations of other public agencies such as DECEA (Air Space Control Department) and ANATEL (National Telecommunications Agency).

Briefly, the regulations divide the equipment into three categories:

* Drones under 25 kilos

* Drones between 25 and 150 kilos

* Drones over 150 kilos

For drones over 25 kilos or for any flight over 120 meters high, the pilot must undergo training and be over 18 years of age. For equipment between 250 grams and 25 kilos, the user should only register on the Agency’s website: https://www.anac.gov.br/assuntos/paginas-tematicas/drones/cadastro-de-drones