‘Presence Of Cx Label Is No Guarantee That Drone Meets Requirements’
Following the fact that a Chinese drone manufacturer has launched a drone with an unauthorized C1 label, the European aviation organization EASA has released a statement stating that the presence of a Cx label ‘does not guarantee’ that a drone actually complies meets the new product requirements. Consumers are requested to check for themselves whether a drone meets the requirements.
Statement from EASA
From January 1, 2023, newly sold drones must bear a Cx label, also known as a class identification label. Such a label may only be placed on the drone by the manufacturer if it has been demonstrated that the drone meets certain product requirements. These requirements have not yet been fully developed. Yet there is already one example of a manufacturer marketing a drone with a Cx label, and there may be more.
Following previous reports on Dronewatch about this worrying development, based on a notable tweet by Jasper Ellens, EASA has published the following statement…