The Government updates the regulation of drones to boost the competitiveness of Spanish operators and manufacturers


- The Royal Decree approved today completes the Community legal regime for the civil use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), popularly known as drones.
- It seeks to favour the sector, developing and complementing the regulations of the European Union.   
- Enaire is designated as the entity responsible for making available, in a single common digital format, information on the UAS geographical areas identified in Spanish space.
- The flight is authorized within the pilot's visual range at a maximum height of 60 m, the requirements for those entities wishing to provide this type of training are described and a Register of Unmanned Aircraft is created.


Madrid, 4 June 2024 (AESA)

New regulatory update to boost the drone sector in Spain


Royal Decree of UAS.

  • - The new Royal Decree of UAS develops a regulatory framework for the civil use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) consistent with the European standard in a way that provides stability and legal certainty to the drone sector in Spain.

  • - The new regulatory framework will enter into force 20 days after its publication in the Official State Gazette (BOE).

  • - Among the novelties of the new Royal Decree of UAS for EASA operations is the training in specific authorized category, the exemption of insurance and reduction of the minimum age of remote pilots in open category.

  • - In addition, the new regulation establishes a new zoning, develops the U-Space regulatory framework and introduces changes to UAS civilian Non-EASA operations.


Madrid, 4 June 2024 (AESA)