Japan   06.12.2022

Japan’s revised drone laws to permit BVLOS flights over people come into effect

Source: Unmanned Airspace

6 December 2022

Drone operations and regulations
Detection, surveillance, and security
Autonomous and AI-based systems

The Japanese government has eased regulations to allow automated, level-4 beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone flights over residential areas, according to Nikkei Asia: “There are four types or levels of drone flights under Japanese regulations. Level 1 is where the human pilot stays within visual range of the aircraft. These flights are typically for things like aerial photography and bridge inspections. Level-2 flights are automated, with a programmed departure, speed, route and arrival that takes place within visual range. These flights are often conducted to spray crops or to survey land for civil engineering projects.....