The last few months have seen a spate of new consumer and prosumer drones being launched by industry-leading players such as DJI and Autel. However, the one question that has kept several enthusiasts across the European Union and the UK from loosening their purse strings is: “Where is the class identification label?” If you’ve also held off wondering the same, here’s some good news.
The requirement for class identification label, as part of the new European Drone Regulations laid out by the European Commission and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), was initially supposed to come into effect on January 1, 2023. But now, it has been postponed by a year to January 1, 2024.
According to EASA, the use of drones with class identification labels C0, C1, C2, C3, and C4 will now be mandatory in the Open category only from January 1, 2024 (unless privately built drones are used).
This amendment, notified by the European Commission in a circular…