Europe – through the authority of EASA – has chosen a watch-and-learn approach and adjusted its final Drone Operation Regulation (EU) 2019/947 in June 2019, three years after the FAA published Part 107. EASA regulations are very different from regulations in the US. “The most important differences include performing risk assessments and applying for a permit, ”says Bödecker. “Predefined risk categories are also included and make this framework much easier to use compared to the FAA.”
2021 will be a very important year for drone regulation progress – EASA regulations went into effect on December 31, 2020. The FAA published rules on Remote ID and Ops Over People on December 28, 2020.
The timeline for the progress of drone regulation