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Small unmanned aircraft (also known as Drones) and their operators are subject to strict CAA restrictions to ensure safety.

MMS 360 is Civil Aviation Authority Certified

Drones, like many other devices, they can cause injury or damage if they are not used responsibly and so are subject to specific safety rules relating to the way they are operated, which are underpinned by UK law.

The regulations are contained within the Air Navigation Order 2016 (ANO 2016) and there are some specific additional steps that must be taken if a drone is being flown for commercial operations.


Anyone using a small drone needs to be aware of these regulations

MMS 360 CAA certification

Permissions and/or exemptions are valid for up to 12 months and are subject to an annual renewal.

They allow flights within the UK subject to the conditions and limitations that are specified within the individual authorisation document. However, the greater the amount of ‘freedom of operation’ required (in terms of locations, procedures and the duration of the permission), then the greater the amount of informationthat must be provided (in terms of demonstrating that you can operate safely).

A permission from the CAA is required to conduct a commercial operation with an aircraft (iaw ANO 2016 article 94[5]), or  to fly the aircraft at a height of more than 400 ft above the surface (iaw ANO 2016 as amended article 94A), and/or within 150m of either a congested area or an organised open-air assembly of more than 1000 persons (iaw ANO2016 article 95) and/or within 50m of people or properties/objects that are not under your control (iaw ANO2016 article 95)

An exemption from the CAA is required to seek release from any other requirement within ANO 2016 In both cases however, the CAA must still be suitably satisfied that the operation can be conducted safely.