April 16, 2021

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Govt might enable non-public air targeted visitors controllers to regulate drones in reduce airspace

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The AAI cannot manage drones for the reason that they would be traveling at 5 feet to get treatment of crops to about 1,000 feet in the airspace.

PTI, Bengaluru

Released ON FEB 03, 2021 10:54 PM IST

The federal government is looking at enabling air targeted traffic controllers, operated by non-public entities, to handle drone operations in the Indian airspace beneath 1,000 feet, claimed a senior Civil Aviation Ministry official on Wednesday.

“The drone ATC (air targeted visitors controller) will be known as UTM (unmanned targeted traffic management) and it will collaborate with the manned targeted traffic management, which is staying dealt with now as a sovereign perform by the Airports Authority of India (AAI),” said Amber Dubey, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation.

The AAI, which works under the ministry, manages all manned plane operations in the Indian airspace. A passenger plane generally flies at a height of about 30,000 ft.

“The airspace underneath 1,000 feet is decrease airspace and it would be the main playground of drones. For that, we could have a program of personal ATCs, which would be managed by non-public operators,” Dubey mentioned at a session organised by market human body FICCI at Aero India 2021.

“It could be a govt agency or a private company, it is one thing that would evolve,” he included. 

The AAI are not able to cope with drones simply because they would be traveling at 5 toes to consider care of crops to about 1,000 toes in the airspace, Dubey pointed out.

Drone technological innovation is relocating way quicker than the polices so we have determined that we need to start out a parallel action, he reported.


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