Costa Rica: Rules for Commercial Use of Drones

The new regulation establishes that companies that use drones for commercial purposes must have a certificate of exploitation, whose cost could be around $1,500.

Monday, July 3, 2017

The regulation published by the General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC) was published on June 8 in the newspaper La Gaceta, and will come into effect on August 13 this year. 

See: "Business with drones"

The DGAC explained to Crhoy.com that the regulation "...establishes the basis for a future legal framework regarding the conditions of operation of these aircraft for the performance of the various types of aerial works, including technical or scientific work, as well as production testing and maintenance demonstration, flights for Research programs on the feasibility of carrying out a specific activity with Remote Pilot Aircraft Systems (RPAS)."

"... The directive will apply to aircraft weighing less than 150 kilograms, higher weight devices dedicated to certain activities (fire fighting or distress searches) and unmanned aeromodelling aircraft."

See regulation published in the official newspaper La Gaceta. (In Spanish)

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