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Mandatory National Standard for Civil Unmanned Aircraft System Published
     Update on:2023-07-07 09:27

GB 42590-2023, Safety requirements for civil unmanned aircraft system, was recently published by SAMR (SAC). The standard, organized and drafted by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), will be implemented on June 1, 2024.

The past few years has witnessed the rapid development of civil unmanned aircrafts in the globe, which are easy to operate and flexible, and widely applied in the areas such as agriculture, forestry, electric power, meteorology, marine monitoring, remote sensing, logistics and emergency rescue. However, the unauthorized drone operations and lack of unified standards for quality safety have brought safety risks to the public.

GB 42590-2023, as a supporting standard for the Interim Regulations on the Flight Management of Unmanned Aircrafts, can effectively guide the design and production of manufacturers, regulate the compliance testing of testing bodies, and ensure the safety of users.

As the first of its kind, the standard is applicable to the micro, light and small unmanned aircrafts with the exception of model aircrafts, which specifies the mandatory technical requirements and relevant test methods in 17 aspects such as electronic fence, remote identification, emergency response, structural strength, controllability, electromagnetic compatibility, wind resistance, noise and label.

SAMR (SAC) will work with MIIT to comprehensively carry out publicity and training of standards, and guide manufacturers to actively implement and comply with the standard.