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
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 enforcement powers ...