All remotely piloted and autonomous aircraft from the small consumer devices used for recreation, to large aircraft used for other purposes, are subject to the provisions of legislation which aims to the safety of flights within the Cyprus Airspace.
Owners and operators of Drones are required to comply with the provisions of the applicable legislation. Violation of the law constitutes an offence and offenders will be liable to penalties.
Rules of the Air
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
As of 31st December 2020, national rules for drones will be replaced by a common European regulations. The purpose of this reform is to create a truly harmonised drone market in Europe with the highest level of safety. In practice, it means that once a drone Οperator has received an authorisation from its state of registry, he/she will be allowed to freely circulate in the European Union. According to the level of risk involved, this new legal framework will introduce three categories of drone operations:
Open, Specific and Certified
Report an incident
Submit your Incident Report by filling out a form, providing the required information.
Τhe Civil Aviation Department implements the provisions of the EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)