Posted by : Aahil Shaik Tuesday, August 18, 2020
GACA issues number of Drone permits in Saudi Arabia
The General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) in Saudi Arabia has issued thousands of permits for drones in the commercial and entertainment categories, revealed a senior official.
A comprehensive update of the regulations governing a mechanism for operation and registration of drones will be announced soon said GACA spokesperson to Saudi Gazette.
- He warned the violators of 11 major violations, who violates the rules and regulations of using drones and stated the penalties for the violation includes imprisonment for more than 1 year or a fine of 100,000 Saudi Riyals or both. Trending : Woman arrested in Bahrain for destroying Hindu idols in a shop
- The violations include failure of the operator to comply with the registration and operation instructions and operating a drone without permit.
- The GACA is currently working with concerned agencies to find the appropriate mechanism to regulate import and local sale of drones in Saudi Arabia. See Also : Clarification from Jawazat on passport validity while renewing Iqama
- For now drones are using in recreational activities and commercial purposes like surveying, aerial photography, industrial and agricultural inspection and other similar activities.