Dronov market, game according to the rules v2.0

October 03, 2023
Ринок дронів, гра за правилами V2.0
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On October 6, at the scientific and practical conference “Unmanned Technologies”, on the basis of the Kirovograd Flight Academy of NAU, an updated concept for regulating the operation of UAVs or drones was presented.

DroneUA, Smart Trading, the official distributor of DJI in Ukraine, as well as a number of other companies were present at the conference and took part in the round table discussion. We offer our conclusions on the stated concept:

In the new edition, ultra-small drones weighing up to 250 grams are placed in a separate class.

Sports drones, as well as flight processes organized by federations or associations, are not considered within the framework of the updated concept of UAV regulation, and are regulated by the Air Code of Ukraine.

The concept of UAV registration has been formed for the categories of small UAVs, weighing from 2 kg, and Small UAVs used for commercial purposes.
The concept of registration has been abolished, online registration is provided on the information resources of the State Aviation Service.

To carry out commercial activities, there is a requirement for the pilot to have a certificate granting the right to operate a UAV.

Limitations on operating altitudes remained unchanged, up to 120 meters, with the possibility of changing these limits upon individual requests.

The radius of possible operation has been increased from 500 meters to flights in the line of sight.

In the new edition, Ultra-small UAVs weighing up to 250 grams are considered as equipment used for entertainment, with the corresponding requirements:

Small drones, weighing from 250 grams to 20 kg, are divided into categories:
• equipment from 250 grams to 2 kg, used for non-commercial purposes,
• equipment from 2 kg to 20 kg, used for non-commercial purposes
• equipment from 250 grams to 20 kg, used for non-commercial purposes.

With the corresponding requirements:

The requirements for medium and large UAVs are noted below:

The presentation of the concept can be downloaded here, and can also be found on the official  here:

The online broadcast of the presentation of the updated concept and the recording of the presentation can be found here: https://youtu.be/qHeGthZPefk

Currently, all flights of UAVs weighing up to 20 kg must be carried out within restricted/reserved airspace zones. To do this, you need to submit a letter in any form on a one-time application to the Ukraerocenter 10 working days in advance by phone: +380 44 351 59 92 (24 hours a day), or nach_smeny@uksatse.aero. According to the website State Aviation Services

Drone.UA – national distributor of commercial and industrial solutions from Parrot, distributor of Drone Deploy and Pix4D software in Eastern Europe, as well as the largest dealer of DJI equipment and industrial solutions in Ukraine.

Drone.UA — leading integrator of unmanned technologies on the Ukrainian market. The company operates in the fields of energy and oil and gas industries, as well as in the fields of geodesy and topography. The main areas of work of Drone.UA are the development and implementation of industry solutions based on drone technology, the provision of services using UAVs, as well as the processing of data obtained using drones. Drone.UA technologies are used on more than 3.1 million hectares of cultivated areas in Ukraine.

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DroneUA is an international system integrator of unmanned solutions and robotics.

On the market of Ukraine and Eastern Europe, the DroneUA group of companies is the largest importer and distributor of leading drone manufacturers in the world and represents technological solutions from the brands XAG, EcoFlow, Pix4D, Parrot, Chasing, DroneDeploy, AgroCares and others.

The group of companies has its own engineering, production and service divisions, as well as an open data processing center. Technological solutions presented by DroneUA are used on more than 4 million hectares of cultivated areas of Ukraine. According to the results of the 2021 and 2022 agricultural seasons, more than 2.2 million hectares were protected with drone sprayers from DroneUA.

DroneUA is among the top three most innovative businesses in the agricultural sector of Ukraine according to FORBES and among the twenty most innovative enterprises of Ukraine.

The group of companies continues to expand the list of technological brands that it presents on the Ukrainian market, and is active in agriculture, the oil and gas industry, as well as in the fields of energy, geodesy and topography.

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