Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc and the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport invite you to fill out the form on the website of the EU to show your support for the main principles of a future civil drone market in Europe.
The Riga Declaration: main principles for developing a drone services market
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The market development of civil drones have the potential to foster jobs and growth in Europe. At the same time, drones also raise concerns about safety, security or privacy.
That is why Europe needs rules that strikes a balance between promoting drone services and protecting the high levels of safety, security or privacy that European citizens are enjoying. The European aviation community gathered in Riga in March 2015 established the following basic principles:
- Drones need to be treated as new types of aircraft with proportionate rules based on the risk of each operation.
- EU rules for the safe provision of drone services need to be developed now.
- Technologies and standards need to be developed for the full integration of drones in the European airspace.
- Public acceptance is key to the growth of drone services.
- The operator of a drone is responsible for its use.