Argentina announces new regulation for drone activity
The National Civil Aviation (ANAC) issued a regulation regarding drones and enforcing mandatory requirements for use. This new disposition, called Resolution 527, was issued in the Official Bulletin.
This new disposition establishes that the authorizations of drone use will have to be done through the “Digital Aeronautical box” (“Casillero Aeronáutico Digital”, known as CAD). In addition, some specific terms have been defined to avoid misinterpretations.
In the 3rd article, there is a classification of different type of drones:
a) small – up to 10 kilograms
b) medium – from 10 to 150 kilograms
c) big – more than 150 kilograms.
It is important to highlight that operators of medium and/or large drones should have a special authorization issued by ANAC; and also have a certification of their psychological and physiological abilities (visual, auditory skills).
The regulation establishes that pilots should be older than 16 years. If a pilot is between 16 and 18 years old, he or she should be supervised by a responsible adult.