ANNOUNCEMENT 29 Aug 2020

On 29 August 2020, Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority imposed a licensing requirement on the import of drones.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

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  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

The Reporter, Business News, “Civil Aviation Authority starts issuing drone import license”. Available at: https://www.thereporterethiopia.com/article/civil-aviation-authority-starts-issuing-drone-import-license

Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority, “የሰው አልባ አውሮፕላን (Drone) ማስታወቂያ”, [Drone Advertising]. Available at: http://www.ecaa.gov.et/home/media/announcements/#tr2

Inception date: 29 Aug 2020 | Removal date: open ended

Import licensing requirement

On 29 August 2020, the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority (ECAA) issued a public notice imposing a licensing requirement on the import of drones.

The director-general of ECAA Wossenyeleh Hunegnaw emphasized the importance of regulating the import and operation of drones and said “Hence we have put in place the drone regulation. We will register them and those who qualify will be licensed. The licensed operators will be given instructions where they can operate their drones”.

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