In August 2018, India had announced the release of its Civil Aviation Regulations (CAR) to enable safe flying of drones in India.
The CAR detailed the obligations of operators, remote pilots/ users and manufacturers for safe operations of RPAS and co-operative use of airspace.
Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS), popularly referred to as drones, are a technology platform with wide-ranging applications.
To get permissions to fly, RPAS operators or remote pilots will have to file a flight plan.
Under the new regulations, the Aviation Ministry has divided the airspace into three zones, the locations of which will be announced soon.
The zones are
- Green Zone (automatic permission): Flying in this zone will require intimation of the time and location of the flights through the digital sky portal the app.
- Yellow Zone (controlled airspace): Permissions will be required for flying in this zone.
- Red Zone (flying not permitted): No drones will be allowed to operate in this zone. The permissions to operate or fly the drones, if granted, will be available digitally on the portal.