Light UAS Operator Certificate (LUC)

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The new EU drone regulation has created a new instrument for granting operating apprivals for drone operations: The Light UAS Operator Certificate, or LUC.

The Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947 defines a LUC as an operating certificate for light unmanned aircraft systems. Holders of a LUC are thus authorized to approve their own drone operations. However, LUC holder must meet specific, increased requirements. The issuance of a LUC requires specific aviation knowledge and is usually intended for professional operators who repeatedly fly similar drone operations.

Further details are currently being developed in a designated working group with representatives from various EU member states. Switzerland is also part of this working group and is trying to influence developments in the interest of Switzerland.

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Last modification 09.06.2021

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