Drone registration fees to be amended

September 15th, 2019, Published in Articles: EE Publishers, Articles: PositionIT, Featured: PositionIT

As part of a various amendments under the “Twentieth Amendment of the Civil Aviation Regulations, 2019”, Part 101: Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) fees are being adjusted. The amendments follow recommendations made by the Civil Aviation Regulations Committee (CARCom), to amend the Civil Aviation Regulations, 2011. Also to be amended are the Technical Standards, including SA CATS 101: Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems. Most of the other amends seem to pertain to manned aircraft, along with definitional updates. The amendments can be viewed online at http://caa.mylexisnexis.co.za, under “Latest amendments”, or can be requested from Josephine Freese via email at freesej@caa.co.za.

Interested persons may submit written comments on these draft amendments on or before 13 October 2019 to the Chairperson: CARCom, for the attention of Sipho Skosana, Tel 011 545-1095, skosanas@caa.co.za or to Bulelani Ncanywa, Tel 011 545-1662, ncanwyab@caa.co.za. Comments can also be sent via post, addressed to either Sipho Skosana or Bulelani Ncanywa at Private Bag X73, Halfway House, 1685.

In related news, ICASA applications for radio station licences have been made easier with the launch of online application portal: https://online.icasa.org.za. First time uses need to register as new users under the new user registration tab. For any assistance, applicants can contact Dewald Kuhrau, Tel 012 568-3319, dkuhrau@icasa.org.za.

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