Drone economy to generate 1,000 jobs in two yearsTuesday, 22 May 2018 15:57
“Legislation stimulates innovation,” warned PwC’s Floris Ampe. “Let’s move on to an environment based on Belgian legislation,” Agoria CEO Marc Lambotte urged.
Europe will have new legislation on drones in early 2019. The study’s authors see this as an opportunity to “do some catching up if the authorities can incorporate the European rules quickly”. This rapid incorporation of the European regulations into Belgian law would make it possible to clarify the situation for the sector and thus foster innovation. It would also favour the free circulation of drones across borders and the introduction of a European driver’s license.
Mobility Minister François Bellot and Belgocontrol, which is in charge or air traffic in Belgium, say they have been working with the various actors in this regard. “I have a double policy priority,” said Minister Bellot, “making the process more effective and best preparing ourselves for the European rules announced for this year.”
An Internet site called droneguide.be has been launched. On it, users can see the areas where drone flights are controlled and those where they can enjoy more freedom. A mobile version will be launched in June, followed in September by an interface dedicated to professionals.
The Brussels Times
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