The Russian government has approved the roadmap regarding drones regulation in airspace within the country’s borders. The document provides for a three-stage integration of RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) through 2030, according to Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.
At the first stage (through 2023), the air legislation will be changed and the regulatory framework will be formed. In particular, measures to simplify procedures and remove restrictions on drone flights will be developed. This stage involves the introduction of services for accounting for RPAS, as well as the establishment of rules for the preparation and implementation of such flights.
The second phase, which will last until 2027, will allow for test flights of unmanned aerial vehicles in a single airspace. It is also necessary to ensure flight safety and modernize the aviation infrastructure. At the same time, work on the legislative part will continue.
At the third stage (through 2030), the practical implementation of the technical infrastructure for drones and digital solutions for flight control will take place. At the same time, they will adopt normative legal acts that will regulate this area.