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The Department of Civil Aviation of Cyprus would like to inform all Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) operators who are intending to conduct operations using SPRAYER DRONES the following:
- SPRAYER DRONES fall in the ‘Specific’ category of UAS operations, thus an Operational Authorisation approval is required from the Cyprus DCA.
- Chemicals and other substances can be considered as ‘Dangerous goods’ which can provide hazard to people or infrastructure when not used properly.
- Operators who are intending to conduct drone operations with the use of Sprayer Drones are required to submit an application of Operational Authorisation using the pre-defined form, which can be found here. An Operations Manual must be submitted along with a detailed operational risk assessment based on SORA methodology. All these are subject to approval from the Cyprus DCA.
- Remote Pilots who intend to conduct operations in the Specific category shall be required to have the necessary competency to perform such operations.
Department of Civil Aviation Cyprus