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Europe’s Drone Community Receives First Harmonised Drone Rulebook

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, is pleased to see that as of today, consumer and commercial drone operators can look forward to a set of clear and coherent rules across most of Europe.

“Today marks the end of a three-year process in which DJI has played a key role alongside many other stakeholders in the drone industry,” said Christian Struwe, Head of European Public Policy at DJI. “We believe these new harmonised operational and technical requirements will help facilitate and foster an even stronger drone industry in Europe. Consumers will now be able to take their drones abroad without having to worry about differing rules from back home, and commercial operators will be presented with new territories in which to grow their business. This new harmonised drone rulebook opens up the first chapter to increase aviation safety, grow drone operator compliance and understanding, and it keeps the European skies open to innovation. We look forward to being part of a successful, continuing story as the rules will come into force over the next four years .”

Throughout DJI’s history, safety and education have played a key role in shaping both the company and industry. DJI has been responsible for developing leading technologyto help ensure drones operate safely.

In 2013, DJI created No-Fly Zones for its drones and three years later introduced a more refined GEO system. This technology has been advanced even further with the recently announced GEO 2.0, bringing state-of-the-art geofencing to a total of 32 European countries.

DJI has also aided drone pilots to fly at safe altitudes with automatic altitude limitations in its flight control apps. In addition, it has developed sense-and-avoid systems for recent drone models, which use sensors to identify obstacles and either stop short of them or navigate around them.

Furthermore, the M200 series and Mavic 2 Enterprise feature DJI AirSense, a built-in ADS-B receiver, enhancing airspace safety by automatically providing the operator with real-time information about the position, altitude and velocity of nearby airplanes and helicopters equipped with ADS-B transmitters. AirSense enables safer and more efficient use of airspace, particularly in locations where other traditional aircraft may be operating.

DJI is eagerly waiting to see the opportunities that a consolidated framework creates and stands ready to provide technical expertise or any other necessary assistance.

DJI is a global leader in developing and manufacturing civilian drones and aerial imaging technology for personal and professional use. DJI was founded and is run by people with a passion for remote-controlled helicopters and experts in flight-control technology and camera stabilization. The company is dedicated to making aerial photography and filmmaking equipment and platforms more accessible, reliable and easier to use for creators and innovators around the world. DJI’s global operations currently span across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and its revolutionary products and solutions have been chosen by customers in over 100 countries for applications in filmmaking, construction, emergency response, agriculture, conservation and many other industries.

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