The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has taken an important step toward building a regulatory framework to govern the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, in the region’s airspace. It has published the first formal opinion on safe operations for small UAVs. Drone use for commercial and leisure purposes is growing in Europe, with the European Commission (EC) predicting that by 2035 the European UAV sector will directly employ more than 100,000 people and ...

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