Bill on civilian use of drones reaches Russian parliament
MOSCOW, March 25 (RAPSI) – A bill regulating civilian use of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, has been submitted to the lower house of parliament, the State Duma, reads a statement posted on the government’s website on Wednesday.
The bill has been drafted by the Transport Ministry under presidential instructions.
The Russian air laws have no provisions on unmanned aerial vehicles and their use in the Russian air space.
The bill would create the legal framework for the use of drones in the interests of federal, experimental and civil aviation, certification, state registration, flight approval, maintenance of airworthiness, crew requirements, flight safety and investigation of accidents.
The bill was discussed and approved at a government meeting on March 19, 2015.