Civilian drone regulations

As part of the Hélicéo trainings, we accompany you in the explanation and understanding of the drone regulations in force.

To support the development of civilian drones, the DGAC (General Directorate of Civil Aviation) has developed since 2012 and in December 2015 a regulatory framework, flexible and scalable. Its objective is to create the best conditions for civilian use of drones while preserving security.

Aircraft flowing no one on board” that is how the regulation defines the drone. The risks of falls, collisions with people or vehicles, or even the possibility of their use for terrorist purposes, are quite real. The regulation of 2012 and December 2015 therefore aimed to accompany this development by setting a regulatory framework that allows the industry to take off safely.

In close consultation with users and other government departments, work on desirable regulatory developments has made it possible to revise the regulations of 2012 and December 2015 in order to make it more readable, more adapted to the needs and to simplify certain administrative formalities. Thus two new texts of December 17th, 2015 now define the regulations for the use of drones:

  • A decree relating to the design, conditions of use and qualifications of telepilots
  • A decree concerning the conditions of insertion in airspace

 

The regulation identifies 4 operational scenarios (S1, S2, S3 and S4)

 


 

Poid

25kg

Altitude

150m

distance

200m

vue-direct

Direct view

Zone non peuplé

Unpopulated area

 


 

Poid

25kg

Altitude

50m

distance

1000m

FPV

FPV authorized

Zone non peuplé

Unpopulated area


Poid

2kg

Altitude

150m

distance

1000m

FPV

FPV authorized

Zone non peuplé

Unpopulated area

 


 

Poid

8kg

Altitude

150m

distance

100m

vue-direct

Direct view

Populated area

 


 

Poid

2kg

Altitude

50m

distance

Infinite

FPV

FPV required

Unpopulated area

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