CAA to get tough on drones

Taiwan News
Date: 2015-07-23
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Drones weighing 25 kilogram or more will fall under the supervision

CAA to get tough on drones.  Central News Agency

CAA to get tough on drones. Central News Agency

of the Civil Aeronautics Administration, the government decided Thursday.

A special meeting on the subject was held after an unmanned flying vehicle which slammed into Taipei 101 on Tuesday turned out to have been operated by a Chinese tourist.

The European Union and the United States also used 25 kg as a limit between different types of drones to determine the authorities, CAA Director-General Lin Tyh-ming said.

Users and operators of the heavier unmanned vehicles would need certification and registration permits for their drones from the CAA, he said. Tougher restrictions on where they could fly would also be introduced soon, according to the CAA.     [FULL  STORY]

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