On the 15th of December came into force the new ENAC Regulation (cf. Regulations), which assigns d-flight the provision of a series of services, according to the timing specified in the Regulation itself. Every SAPR operator, commonly called a drone, is required to read and apply the Regulation. To access the services d-flight you need to register on the portal.
Accreditation is necessary and free of charge for users interested in knowing the rules of flight in the Italian airspace.
In order to use the SAPRs in Italian airspace it is mandatory, pursuant to art. 8.1 of the aforementioned regulation, register as an operator. Operators who use vehicles for recreational purposes only with take-off mass equal to or less than 250 g and not equipped with high-definition cameras or any other instrument that can potentially compromise privacy are exempted from this obligation.
In order to use the SAPRs in the Italian airspace it is also mandatory to obtain a unique identification code, said QR code, which represents the association between the operator's registration number and a plate assigned to the SAPR. This QR code must be applied on the SAPR before its use.
Remember that the QR Code represents the unambiguous association between operator and APR; by transferring the vehicle to a different operator, the latter must purchase a new QR Code relating to the category of the drone itself.
SAPRs used for mass recreational takeoff purposes equal to or less than 250gr and not equipped with high definition cameras or any other tool that could potentially compromise privacy are exempted from this obligation.
Below are the rates corresponding to the d-flight services for non-specialized or specialized non-critical, critical or critical operations in standard scenarios.
* includes services dedicated to PRO Users
N.B. d-flight service for the collection of declarations for critical operations in standard scenarios (art. 10 paragraph 2) is active since 1st of march 2020.
The reporting of the declarations already issued until then, and already regularly paid to ENAC, will not entail any economic burden. The new declarations will be subject to the payment of the fee applied by ENAC and collected directly by ENAC, as reported in ENAC website at https://www.enac.gov.it/sicurezza-aerea/droni/fatturazione-droni.