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UK Civil Aviation Regulations

These are published by the CAA on our UK Regulations pages. EU Regulations and EASA Access Guides published by EASA no longer apply in the UK. Our website and publications are being reviewed to update all references. Any references to EU law and EASA Access guides should be disregarded and where applicable the equivalent UK versions referred to instead.

The UK is exploring whether and how to implement Remote ID (RID). This system enables a drone in flight to provide identification and location information that can be received by other parties. Any roll out will involve implementing the regulation and technology to enable RID and enable authorised parties to have access to RID data.

The project is currently in the design phase.

One of the major changes that is being explored as part of the RID system is mandating that drones will not be able to fly unless Remote ID is enabled.

To set clear expectations, as stated above, this work is at an exploratory design phase, and was part of a public consultation run in 2023.