MOSCOW, July 21. /TASS/. The Russian government intends to legalize commercial freight drones – unmanned aerial vehicles – by 2019. About it the newspaper “Izvestia” was told in the Ministry of transport of the Russian Federation.
“Yes it is, but in the beginning,” – said the press service of the Ministry of transport, confirming the newspaper relevant plans.
According to the publication, in the framework of the program until the end of 2018 will be developed by the Federal aviation regulations for persons engaged in commercial air transport operations by aircraft with a capacity of not more than 19 passengers or with a maximum takeoff weight of less than 5.7 thousand kg.
“Unmanned technology is the future of the transport complex of Russia and the world. In creating the conditions for their development, it is important to keep up with global trends, and we are not far behind and sometimes even ahead of in this respect other countries”, – the newspaper quotes words of the head of Department of development programs of Ministry of transport Alexey Semenov.
As the newspaper notes, is currently the commercial use of small aircraft do not adequately address the legislation that creates the possibility to apply “grey” schemes. The program will allow owners of light aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles lawfully to perform carriage by air for a fee.