Drone operators face fixed fines for breach of regulations

According to the Irish Aircraft Authority, the ‘administrative sanctions’ are part of the air navigation bill currently before the Dáil

1st August, 2021
Drone operators face fixed fines for breach of regulations
New EU regulations will make it mandatory for larger drones to have a unique identifier number which has to be transmitted to show their location in the air. Picture: Getty

Drone operators who break the rules on their operation are to face on-the-spot fines in a bid to end the light-touch regulation of the sector.

There have been complaints about drones equipped with video recording facilities flying over private homes and into restricted airspace. But the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has taken no enforcement activity in the past four years against drone operators despite a “significant” increase in drone activity.

The IAA has...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Currency

What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

Ryan-backed Grupo Viva sells stake in airline to finance partner

Emerald Airlines set for takeoff with €16m cash in hand

Aviation Peter O'Dwyer 2 weeks ago

Norwegian Air revenues down by 92% in first half of 2021

Aviation Barry J Whyte 3 weeks ago

Covid test provider could earn €9m at Irish airports next year despite vaccine rollout

Aviation Donal MacNamee 4 weeks ago