Kennedys experts from around the globe discuss the future of drone regulation
Following a consultation by the Department for Transport, the UK is considering changes to drone regulation.
There is a draft Private Members Bill before Parliament regarding this issue that is due for a second reading in February 2019.
Although we have yet to see a draft Bill, among the suggestions from the DFT are compulsory registration for drones over a certain weight; tests for pilots; and wider police powers to enforce the new rules.
In advance of this Post, in association with Kennedys, questioned insurers, brokers and MGAs about the importance of regulatory standards being introduced.
Following the publication of this white paper, Post content director Jonathan Swift sat down with a number of experts from Kennedys discuss the findings, including views on the industry’s role in shaping any changes, prediction as to what legislation might look like and possible barriers to implementing it.
We also canvassed opinions from senior representatives in Europe, the US and Middle East for regional perspectives on what the future holds for the evolution of drone regulation.
Fast food and parcel deliveries by drones seemed a fantasy just a couple of years ago but it is now close to reality. Wherever you look, they are in the air. They are being flown by leisure users, the French police, UK lifeboats, Indian railways, oil rig surveyors or online retailer Amazon, to name a few