Aviation Regulations – Operation of Unmanned Aircraft in the Republic of Serbia

Nowadays, the operation of unmanned aircraft (also known as unmanned aircraft) is becoming more and more extensive. Not only are drones used for military purposes, but individuals and companies use this innovative technology to provide new services and improve existing services.

This subject is subject to the Air Transport Law (“RS Official Gazette”, Nos. 73/2010, 57/2011, 93/2012, 45/2015, and 66/2015-hereinafter referred to as the “Law”) and regulations on unmanned aircraft ( RS Government Gazette No. 108/2015-the following: “Regulations”) stipulates the safe operation conditions of unmanned aircraft, its classification, recording, maintenance, including the conditions that the person using the equipment should meet unmanned aircraft.

If the maximum speed is less than 20 m/s, the maximum distance does not exceed 15 m, and the maximum altitude does not exceed 10 m, this rule does not apply to unmanned aircraft with an operating mass less than 0.5 kg. The regulations also do not apply to drones designed, manufactured and operated for the competent departments of national defense, internal affairs and customs, and indoor operations.

If you intend to operate an unmanned aircraft for commercial purposes in Serbia or an unmanned aircraft with a working mass greater than 0.5kg, a maximum flying altitude greater than 50 m, a maximum speed greater than 30 m/s, and a maximum range greater than 100 m, you must use the unmanned aircraft Fly the aircraft and register it in the aircraft register managed by the bureau. According to its application, all drones or unmanned aircraft are classified into commercial and non-commercial drones, and are divided into four categories based on weight, speed and range.

No foreign unmanned aircraft may be flown in the airspace of the Republic of Serbia without the prior permission of the Ministry of Defence. Operators of unmanned aircraft of foreign legal or natural persons and persons who control unmanned aircraft may operate unmanned aircraft in the territory of the Republic of Serbia in accordance with the rules stipulated in the “Regulations” and under the provisions of the Civil Aviation Administration of the Republic of Serbia (hereinafter referred to as the National Aviation Administration of Serbia) “Bureau”) approved the appropriate qualification certificate issued to the person by the competent authority of the foreign country to operate the drone.

The operation of the unmanned aircraft should only be carried out in the designated area of ​​the airspace. For each flight, the unmanned aircraft operator shall submit an application for the allocation of airspace to the Serbia and Montenegro Air Traffic Services Agency SMATSA LLC Belgrade to the militia coordination department at least five working days before the unmanned flight is planned. Unless specifically authorized by the bureau, drones are not allowed to operate in the airspace 5 kilometers away from the airport reference point.

Unmanned aircraft can only be operated during the day, and those who operate such aircraft can ensure a constant line of sight. The maximum allowable flying height of an unmanned aircraft should be 100 m above the ground, unless the competent authority specifically approves it to fly at a higher altitude. The maximum allowable horizontal distance between the drone and the person operating the drone should be 500 m.

It is strictly forbidden to operate drones on or from moving objects, or to operate multiple drones at the same time. It is strictly forbidden to operate drones at a horizontal distance of less than 500 meters from major infrastructure or other facilities, such as power plants, high-voltage electrical equipment, government buildings, military facilities, sewage treatment plants, highways, correctional institutions, etc., unless obtained The permission of the owner or occupier of the property. If its operating mass exceeds 150 kilograms, it is not allowed to operate unmanned aircraft, including unmanned aircraft that are fully controlled by computers located on the aircraft.

It is strictly forbidden to use unmanned aircraft to transport people, animals and dangerous goods. It is strictly forbidden to spray liquids and objects from unmanned aircraft and bear any external load other than the components of the structure and equipment of the same aircraft, unless the bureau’s permission is obtained in advance.

The personnel in charge of the unmanned aircraft shall (i) ensure that the flight of the unmanned aircraft is completely carried out in the designated area of ​​the airspace, and will not pose a threat to the life, health and property of the personnel, and will not (ii) operate the unmanned aircraft At the time, maintain a safe horizontal distance from the public, the distance shall not be less than 30 m (iii) not be affected by any narcotic or psychoactive substances, and must not be in such a mental or physical state that it is impossible to operate the drone safely, (Iv) Provide necessary communications for air traffic control units, and (v) ensure the function of the unmanned aircraft system before flight.

If the Council accepts the declaration of eligibility for the intended activities, which includes: (i) the name/name and address/place of business of the operator, the operator of the unmanned aircraft may operate such aircraft for commercial purposes. ) A description of the expected activity, (iii) the code name of the drone, (iv) information about the person operating the drone, (v) a statement that he/she is familiar with the provisions of the Regulations, and the drone will carry out corresponding operating.

Personnel operating unmanned aircraft for commercial purposes, including unmanned aircraft adults with a mass greater than 0.5 kg, a maximum flight altitude greater than 50 m, a maximum speed greater than 30 m/s, and a maximum range greater than 100 m, in good health and passing A knowledge test of aviation law.

When operating an unmanned aircraft, the person operating the aircraft must carry the manufacturer’s manual of the unmanned aircraft, the original or certified copy approved by the General Administration and the certificate of passing the knowledge test.

The law provides for penalties. For acts of operating unmanned aircraft in a manner that endangers air traffic safety or violates the regulations, the fines for legal persons range from 500.000 to 2.000.000 RSD, and the fines for natural persons are 50.000 RSD. To 150.000 RSD.

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