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Top group of countries pull ahead on world drone rules

By Neasa MacErlean

09 July 2015 at 06:52 BST

The UK, Sweden, France, Japan, New Zealand and South Africa are among a small number of countries setting the pace internationally on the development of commercial drones.

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Writing in the first issue of Robotics Law Journal - published today - Peter Lee of Taylor Vinters says: ‘Sweden, Japan, France and the UK are leading the way when it comes to integrating drone technologies into their airspace.’ New Zealand, whose new drone regime starts on 1 August, is also regarded as a leader. Its rules take a rather different approach to those introduced elsewhere, as it makes no distinction between drones used for commercial and non-commercial reasons.

Opportunities across Africa

South Africa introduced its rules on 1 July. An interview with leading drones entrpreneur Adam Rosman, of Johannesburg-based Aerial Monitoring Solutions, in the September issue of the journal includes a discussion of those rules and the prediction that they will enable substantial commercial opportunities across the African continent. 


If you would like free access to a copy of the first issue, please email the editor at: neasamacerlean@globalcitymedia.com. Further details are available on Robotics Law Journal


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