Drones cannot be left to be “lawless”

AsiaIndustrial NetNews: In recent years, with the rapid “flying” of civilian drones into the people, the “black flying” of drones is also frequently disrupting normal air order. According to the data released by the civil aviation department, in 2015, there were 4 incidents of drones interfering with civil aviation flights across the country, and 23 incidents in 2016. Recently, there have been a series of drone disturbance incidents at Shuangliu Airport in Chengdu, China, which seriously threatens the safety of civil aviation flight.

UAV is an aircraft managed by remote control, which can be divided into two categories: military and civilian according to different fields of use. According to the data, drones have been widely used in public safety, emergency search and rescue, agriculture and forestry, environmental protection, transportation, communication, meteorology, film and television aerial photography and other fields in civilian use. However, as a technological product, the news of unmanned aerial vehicles causing trouble has frequently appeared in the media in recent years, and the most harmful thing is the major hidden dangers to aviation safety.

It is reported that according to the current regulatory measures, drones can only fly in low-altitude isolated airspace, not in integrated airspace, and the flight must apply to the air traffic control department for flight airspace and plans, and can only operate after approval. However, as a drone enthusiast, or unfamiliar with relevant laws and regulations, or deliberately evading supervision by luck, coupled with the lack of regulatory penalties from law enforcement agencies, the phenomenon of drone “black flying” has been repeatedly banned.

In fact, my country has begun to attach importance to the legislation and management of UAVs. Normative documents such as the Regulations on the Administration of Civil UAV Pilots and the Measures for the Administration of Air Traffic Management of Civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems have been issued one after another. Human-machine behavior is an important legal and regulatory guarantee; however, with these provisions, it is difficult to achieve effective “control” of enterprises and individuals with high incidence of “black flying” behaviors without supervision or prior prevention.

Therefore, drones cannot be made “lawless”. First, on the basis of improving relevant laws and regulations, clarify the rights and obligations of producers, sellers and users, and give clear usage limits for various models of different sizes and uses, so that there are “rules” to follow; secondly , In view of the problem of different management agencies, it is urgent to clarify the management agencies, especially today with the diversification of sales channels, it is even more necessary to focus on the supervision of sales links, such as the implementation of real-name purchases and flight methods.

The most fundamental reason for the “lawlessness” of drones is the existence of a “regulatory vacuum”. For example, if the unmanned aerial vehicle cannot be found to be the “owner” and punished, it will condone the breeding of “black flying”. As someone suggested, it is mandatory for manufacturers to implement national unified electronic coding for the core components of UAVs as a source of supervision, implement identification, and establish a unified database to register the sales of UAVs, establish a tracing system, etc. Can solve the “no host” problem.

In short, to make drones fly briskly and safely, it is necessary to completely reverse the “lawless” status quo of drones. As long as each drone has a “rule core” and a “regulatory sleeve”, drones will not “fly all over the sky”. Of course, as a “drone owner”, the most important thing is to restrain yourself, and keep in mind that only within the framework of laws and regulations can drones fly far, fly well, and fly safely.

Published on 08/30/2022