As for the registration side of things I think we are being kept in the dark as it’s a sensitive time with Brexit.
The timeline given by government coincides with the EASA/EU regulations.
It’s a draft proposal but it gives you a good idea of how things will work when implemented.
For registration it’s not likely to be someone like DJI. It will need to be an organisation within member state.
Here’s what it has to say.
Registration of UAS operators and their UA
- Each operator shall register itself, and where applicable, its UA, in the Member State
where the operator has its principal place of business or place of residence in
accordance with Subpart A and Subpart B of the Annex (Part-UAS) to this Regulation.
- Each registered UAS operator shall obtain a registration number according to the format
defined by EASA.
- Member States shall ensure that their registries are digital and interoperable. Records
shall be updated, accurate, secure and accessible in real time by authorised authorities,
organisations or persons.
- If a Member State designates one or more entities, different from the competent
authority referred to in Article 8(1), then:
(a) the areas of competence of each entity or competent authority shall be clearly
(b) coordination shall be established between the designated entities and the
competent authorities to ensure the effective implementation of this Regulation.
Designation of the competent authority
- A Member State shall designate a competent authority with the following
(a) issue certificates of remote pilot competency;
(b) issue authorisations, acknowledge receipt of declarations, and oversee ‘specific’
category UAS operations;
© establish airspace restrictions;
(d) enforce this Regulation in respect of UAS operators and remote pilots.
- If a Member State designates more than one entity as a competent authority:
(a) the areas of competence of the competent authority shall be clearly defined; and
(b) coordination shall be established between the designated competent authorities
and the entities referred to in Article 7(4) to ensure the effective implementation
of this Regulation.
- The competent authority shall:
(a) have a suitable organisational structure, appropriately documented procedures,
and adequate resources; and
(b) employ or have access to personnel with sufficient knowledge, professional
integrity, experience and training to perform the allocated tasks.
- Member States shall ensure that the personnel of the competent authority do not
perform activities related to this Regulation when there is evidence that this could result,