Tech giant DJI says it has become the first drone manufacturer in the world to receive the Class C1 type certificate under the new European drone regulation. DJI has been granted this certificate for the Mavic 3 drone series.

What does this mean for Mavic 3 users in Europe?

Once drone pilots update their aircraft to C1-compliant firmware, they will be able to fly in the A1 “Open” category, without having to worry about passing the complex and costly A2 “Remote Piloting License” exam. They will also have more freedom to fly in environments that would have been restricted without the C1 certificate – unless special permission was obtained after an additional lengthy administrative process.

Who has given the C1 certificate to DJI?

DJI has received the C1 certificate from TÜV Rheinland, which is an official Notified Body allowed to certify uncrewed aircraft systems for classification according to the requirements of the new European regulation….