The current regulations around the use of drones in Hong Kong are outdated – and cumbersome to say the least! Like many jurisdictions, Hong Kong is struggling to catch up with the exponential growth in drone usage – both recreational and commercial – in the Territory. Hong Kong being what it is, it’s been estimated that there are more consumer drones per head of population here than anywhere else in the world.
But its in the area of commercial drone use that arguably is in greater need of review and updates. The CAD (Civil Aviation Department) has published a comprehensive consultants’ report on the way forward regarding drone regulation in Hong Kong.
In short, the report is a good start, but there is still some way to go. We’ll be looking at the report and recommendations in more detail soon, and submitting our own views to the CAD. The deadline is July 3rd, 2018
You can view the report and an overview here: https://www.cad.gov.hk/english/uas_view.html