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Light UAS Operator Certificate is an organisational approval certificate which authorises the organisation to self-authorise operations beyond the Open Category without applying for an authorisation from their National Aviation Authority, which is the Cyprus Department of Civil Aviation (DCAC). The requirements to be demonstrated by drone operators are defined in Part C of Regulation (EU) 2019/947. When DCAC is satisfied, it will issue a light UAS operator certificate (LUC) and will assign privileges to the drone operators based on their level of maturity. The privileges may allow the organisation to

• Conduct operations covered by standard scenarios without submitting the declaration;
• self-authorise operations conducted by the drone operator and covered by a PDRA without applying for an authorisation;
• self-authorise all operations conducted by the drone operator without applying for an authorisation.

Further details on the LUC requirements are available in Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947.

In order to apply for an LUC, the Organisation needs to fill in the LUC Application Form and submit all required documentation referenced in the application (LUC manual, OM, SMM as appropriate). When ready to submit all documents to DCAC, the Organisation should contact the UAS department at to inform about the application.

The cost of an LUC application is 3,220Eur.

(EU) Implementing Regulation 2019/947

on the rules and procedures for the operation of unmanned aircraft

EU Delegated Regulation 2019/945

on unmanned aircraft systems and on third-country operators of unmanned aircraft systems

LUC Application form

for the application for a Light UAS Operator Certificate

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