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Drones not welcome in Dubai airspace: safety hazard

April 17, 2015  By The National

April 17, 2015, Dubai, U.A.E. - The emirate has introduced more restrictions on the use of drones as part of revised aviation laws to enhance airspace safety and security.

Law No 7 of 2015, on aviation safety,
authorises the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCCA) to specify the
airspace for general aviation and the rules governing the use of laser,
fireworks, light beams and drones.

The law regulates the
activities of the civil aviation industry, applies best practices to
ensure the optimum use of Dubai’s airspace and prohibit all acts that
may endanger aircraft, airports or any aviation services facilities. The
law includes new allowances for the DCCA to inspect all aviation towers
and helipads to ensure their security and that they comply with
security standards.

The legislation also allows increased inspection and monitoring of workers and activities in the industry.

No 7 took effect yesterday on the decree of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid,
Vice President and Ruler of Dubai. The legislation pertains to all
responsibilities of the aviation authority, including upgrading and
developing aviation equipment that complies with domestic and
international regulations.


The chairman of Dubai Executive Council is authorised to define any legal breaches and the imposition of fines and penalties.


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