More than 100 commercial licenses issued for drones in Hungary
The number of commercial licenses Hungaryʼs National Transport Authority (NKH) issued for the commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones as they are more commonly known, has exceeded 100 so far, Hungarian economic daily Világgazdaság said today.
Such licenses cost HUF 19,000 per vehicle, while a one-time permit for use of airspace can be purchased for HUF 3,000, the paper reported. Licensing, however, is not required for drones for personal use, the NKH said, according to the paper. The authority noted that the number of drones used in the country is growing exponentially.
The European Union is expected to draft regulations on integrating drones and their usage into civil airspace, and final rules are likely to be issued by 2018, the paper noted.
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