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Regulation 2020/746 amending Regulation No 2019/947 due to COVID-19

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COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2020/746 of 4 June 2020 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947 as regards postponing dates of application of certain measures in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic - text published in the Official Journal of the European Union


Recognizing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the aviation industry as a whole and on the emerging UAS field in particular, the following dates are postponed by six months:

  • Some UAS types are allowed to continue to be operated if they have been placed on the market before 01.07.2022 (now 01.01.2023).
  • Deadlines for adaptation of authorisations, declarations and certificates.
  • The transitional period for UAS in the "open" category which do not comply with the requirements of Regulation 2019/945 is extended from 2 years to 30 months.
  • The applicability of Regulation 2019/947 is postponed to 31.12.2020.
  • The deadlines for making information on UAS geographical zones publicly available (and in a common unique digital format) is extended to 01.01.2022.

Entry into Force

The Regulation entered into force in June 2020.

Regulation 2020/746 amending Regulation No 2019/947 due to COVID-19 (OJ, 05.06.2020)

Further Reading

European Commission