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Legal aspects of pilotless aircraft

 

The Council, at the fifth meeting of its 215th Session held on 7 November 2018, approved the addition of this item to the work programme of the Legal Committee. Based on States’ responses to the 2016 questionnaire (State letter LE 4/63 – 16/77) concerning national legislation and relevant international legal issues related to Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), the Committee concluded that legal aspects of RPAS operations merited continued consideration and established a Working Group to address international legal aspects of unmanned (pilotless) aircraft operations and integration into civil aviation. The Group’s meetings will be scheduled to coincide with meetings of the Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Panel (RPASP), so as to promote alignment and synergy with the Organization’s ongoing technical and legal work.

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