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Aviation Ministry Releases India's Airspace Map For Drone Operations: Top Features & Different Zones

The map could be considered on aviation regulator DGCA’s digital sky platform.

New Delhi: The authorities on Friday launched India’s airspace map for drone operations below the collective imaginative and prescient of an ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’. “The drone airspace map comes as a follow-through of the liberalized Drone Rules, 2021 released by the government on August 25, the PLI (Production Linked Incentive) scheme for drones released on September 15 and the Geospatial Data Guidelines issued on February 15,” the Ministry of Civil Aviation acknowledged in a launch.

All these coverage reforms will catalyze super-normal progress within the upcoming drone sector, it added.

The Ministry additionally stated, “Given its traditional strengths in innovation, information technology, frugal engineering and its huge domestic demand, India has the potential of becoming a global drone hub by 2030.”

Features of drone airspace maps and totally different zones defined by Aviation Ministry:

Green Zone

It zone is the airspace as much as 400 ft that has not been designated as a pink or yellow zone; and as much as 200 ft above the world positioned between 8-12 km from the perimeter of an operational airport. In inexperienced zones, no permission by any means is required for working drones with an all-up weight as much as 500 kg.

Yellow zone

It is the airspace above 400 ft in a delegated inexperienced zone; above 200 ft within the space positioned between 8-12 km from the perimeter of an operational airport and above floor within the space positioned between 5-8 km from the perimeter of an operational airport.

Drone operations in yellow zone require permission from the involved air site visitors management authority – AAI, IAF, Navy, HAL and so forth. Yellow zone has been diminished from 45 km earlier to 12 km from the airport perimeter.

Red zone

Red zone is the ‘no-drone zone’ inside which drones could be operated solely after a permission from the Centre.

The Ministry additional talked about that the airspace map could also be modified by approved entities once in a while.

“Anyone planning to operate a drone should mandatorily check the latest airspace map for any changes in zone boundaries,” it added.

The map could be considered on aviation regulator DGCA’s digital sky platform.

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