Singapore orders unmanned aircraft to be CAAS registered
THE Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CS) has announced that mandatory Unmanned Aircraft (UA1) Registration for radio-controlled aircraft, drones and remote-controlled kites, with a total weight above 250 grammes, will commence immediately
THE Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CS) has announced that mandatory Unmanned Aircraft (UA1) Registration for radio-controlled aircraft, drones and remote-controlled kites, with a total weight above 250 grammes, will commence immediately.
Failure to do so could result in a fine of up to S$10,000 (US$7,422) or imprisonment not exceeding six months, or both, a statement issued by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore said. Registrants must be at least 16 years old.
The registration process involves the purchase of a registration label online at: www.caas.gov.sg/UAregistration or at 27 designated SingPost post offices, followed by the completion of the UA registration online.
A registration fee of S$15 per UA will be collected at the point of purchase of the registration label. For Singaporeans and permanent residents (PRs), each individual is allowed to purchase up to five registration labels.
For non-Singaporeans or non-PRs, each individual is allowed to purchase only one label. Anyone who wishes to purchase more than the purchasing limit may submit their request to CS at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
UA users have a three-month grace period from January 2 to register their UA. From April 2, it will become an offence to operate an unregistered UA in Singapore.
For more details on UA registration, regulatory requirements and the flying dos and don'ts, visit: www.caas.gov.sg/flyitsafe.