Legislation

CAA Removes Requirement For PfCO Insurance Documentation

On 26th June 2019, the CAA confirmed that they have changed their online application form by removing the requirement for PfCO applications to include any insurance documentation. However, commercial pilots are still legally required to obtain insurance in the same way as stated in the Civil Aviation (Insurance) Regulations… Read More

EU Publish New Rules On European Drone Operations

On 11th June 2019, European drone rules were published to ensure the safety and security of drone operations across Europe. The rules, amongst others, will help to protect the safety and the privacy of EU citizens whilst enabling the free circulation of drones and a level playing field within the… Read More

Drone Registrations In Ireland Booming

Within Ireland, the number of drones registered has more than doubled since the introduction of legislation four years ago. At the time in which the Small Unmanned Aircraft (Drones) and Rockets Order of December 2015 which governs the use of drones was introduced, only around 5,000 drones were in use. Read More

What Makes Up A Good Drone Law?

Regulating new technologies has always been a complex task for authorities. This is due to the extremely fast pace that innovation moves at, and regulations must encompass technological leaps at the same time as they occur. It is hard to strike the balance between being responsible and facilitating drone regulation,… Read More

New ‘No-Fly’ Drone Zone Implemented

On Wednesday 13th March 2019, the new legislation to extend the ‘no-fly’ zone around airports, banning drones from flying within five kilometres of runways will be implemented. This restriction follows the steady rise in the reports of incidents involving aircraft, as the government says that the new stop-gap laws are… Read More

New Drone Laws Limit Pilot Misuse

Last year, new laws were introduced restricting the use of drones and a new drone-users register which will come into force within November 2019. Following on from this, the government have now announced new legislation to extend the ‘no-fly’ zone around airports, banning drones from flying within 5km of runways. Read More

UK Drone Air Law Explained

As the drone industry continues to boom, with the adapting technology going from a niche geek gadget to a high street phenomenon, we have seen year on year increases in disruptive and potentially dangerous incidents involving them. UK drone laws as a result of this are having to keep evolving,… Read More

Drone Insurance – Do I Legally Need It?

Within the UK, commercial drone operators must be properly insured, and more specifically comply with regulation EC785/2004. Without the right commercial insurance, you will not be granted your Civil Aviation Authority, PFCO. Here at Coverdrone however, we understand that rules and regulations can be a tricky matter to… Read More

EU Pushes New Regulations For Drones

The daily Brexit debates continue, but Members of the European Parliament have backed a revision of aviation safety rules to ensure that the future use of drones is safe for everyone across Europe. Read More

Coverdrone Launches New FlySafe App

Today, we are pleased to announce a brand-new service exclusively for Coverdrone customers: “Coverdrone FlySafe”, a completely free app designed to help our customers plan and conduct their drone flights quicker and safer than before. The companion app (available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices) delivers rich and accurate safety… Read More

Coverdrone Flying The European Flag

UK politics changes almost daily since the dramatic vote to quit the EU, but the drone industry has also been moving at an incredible pace this year. Thankfully, those who fly unmanned aircraft through our busy skies are probably more predictable than those operating in the Westminster bubble. Moving forward,… Read More