The flight of drones in green zones sites should meet the applicable conditions of the 2021 Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Rules.
Green Zone Sites Approved For Drone Operations
27 March 2021 Current Affairs:34 Green Zone sites were approved for “No-Permission-No-Take off’ (NPNT) -compatible drone operations.
♦ The Ministry of Civil Aviation has approved the licensing of drone operations for “No-Permission-No-Take off’ (NPNT) in another 34 green areas to facilitate, simplify and promote drone operations in the country.
♦ The approved location allows drones to be used up to 400 feet Above Ground Level (AGL).
♦ These areas are in addition to the 26 green zone sites approved in February 2021 and the 6 green zone sites approved in April 2020.
♦ According to the regulations of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), “NPNT or ‘No Permission – No Take-off’” compliance enables all remotely piloted aircraft (except Nano) to obtain a valid permit through the Digital Sky platform before operating in India.
♦ This further allows the drone to be unable to operate until the necessary approvals.
♦ When flying in these approved “green zones”, you can know the time and location of the flight just through the Digital Sky portal or app.
♦ The framework requires users to register on an online portal, which is a national unmanned traffic management system for remotely piloting aircraft.
♦ The flight of drones in green zones sites should meet the applicable conditions of the 2021 Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Rules.