Drones – UAS – RPAS Legal portal & support packs
European Union – Belgium
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Belgium’s largest technology industry federation “AGORIA” recognized Indigo Legal as a leading representative in the Belgian drone/UAS industry in December 2018.
Based on its unique expertise Indigo Legal was selected and retained as the sole legal services provider to figure in the “Drone Pages”, the first cross-disciplinary drone/UAS business directory for Belgium (covering 160 companies).
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Telex (further updates available via our newsletter)
» a new EU Regulation enacting basic rules for civil aviation safety and amending the existing EASA Basic Regulation i.a. with respect to unmanned aircraft (drones) comes into force within the EU territory [11 September 2018]
» EASA assists the EU Commission in preparing a European regulatory framework for drone operations (Concept of Operations) in function of a risk based approach adopted in December 2015 : read more [29 September 2015]
» EU Working Party 29 adopts Opinion on privacy aspects of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones): read more [16 June 2015]
» Belgium update: the Royal Decree regarding the commercial operations with remotely piloted aircraft (UAS/RPAS) and drones (multicopters and fixed wing) entered into force as from 25 April 2016 [15 April 2016] – text revision expected in 2019
» Belgian Privacy Commission approves the privacy and data protection aspects in the draft Royal Decree on unmanned aerial vehicles [03 August 2015]
Our service offerings
Is your company planning to officially start commercial UAS/drone’s activities in Belgium or elsewhere in the European Union?
Given the expected rapid take off of this industry sector, competition between service providers is fierce. Only trustworthy and legally compliant companies will be recognized and able to survive in this niche market.
The recent adoption of the amended EU Basic Regulation in 2018 will bring an important harmonisation within the European UAS level playing field. However within each EU Member State it will still be entitled to impose complementary national or local rules (currently under revision). Moreover all supervisory bodies (such as for example Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), local communes, police forces and courts) do apply a zero tolerance policy to regulatory infringements and accidents.
Therefore, we recommend you to timely undertake a prior legal screening by experienced legal experts in this regulatory patchwork and this right before the start of your activities.
Our firm has been closely monitoring the progress of the European and Belgian legislation and has built up a strong technical and business acumen in this niche industry sector; we are therefore well placed to give savvy and practical legal advice to our customers.
For this reason, InDiGo Legal >, as a pioneer in the European and Belgian UAS/drone legal market, has launched:
- this UAS-drones Legal Support portal via our periodical newsletter through which we will share relevant legal news, know how and tips & tricks on the further implementation of the European and national drone legislation: register here for our newsletter
- tailormade UAS-drones legal support packs with a fully transparant pricing which allow you to preassess your actual needs to fly and operate your drone and to reduce administrative-legal red tape [currently available for the Belgian market only*]:
I. Basic start-up pack: Fly your drone!
∋ legal activity screening/audit for generic or specific UAS/drone operations under the Belgian aviation legislation to prepare compliance steps with the Belgian Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA): delivery of a company specific checklist with reference to the applicable legislation and proposed practical solutions to become legally compliant
∋ also including up to 1 hour free legal assistance: discussion (e.g. exchange via meeting and/or telephone and/or email) of your questions relating to the foregoing
Fixed price for this pack: contact us for pricing
II. Extended start-up pack: Let your drone work for you!
∋ legal activity screening/audit for generic or specific UAS/drone operations under Belgian aviation legislation to prepare compliance steps with the BCAA: delivery of a company specific checklist with reference to the applicable legislation and proposed practical solutions to become legally compliant
∋ regulatory support for full compliance under sector specific Belgian legislation (e.g. UAS activities or services in the field of telecommunications, broadcasting, aerial photography, security, earth observation, farming, construction, critical infrastructures, government, transport, health, etc) : delivery of a company specific checklist with reference to the applicable legislation and proposed practical solutions to become legally compliant
∋ regulatory support for full compliance under Belgian privacy/data protection legislation (e.g. for services whereby personal data of individuals are processed also in an ancillary manner): delivery of a company specific comprehensive checklist with proposed solutions to become legally compliant
∋ also including up to 1 hour free legal assistance: discussion (e.g. exchange via meeting and/or telephone and/or email) of your further questions relating to the foregoing issues
Fixed price for this pack: contact us for pricing
III. Add-on options to start-up packs I and II: Cut the legal red tape for your drone!
∞ option 1: legal assistance with declaration or request for permission for specific UAS/drone operations with Belgian Civil Aviation Authority: please ask us for your individual rate
∞ option 2: legal assistance with obtaining permits/consents for specific UAS/drone operations from other sectorial Belgian or local administrations (BIPT, local communes, etc): please ask us for your individual rate
∞ option 3: legal check of foreign aviation and other legislation abroad for conducting UAS/RPAS operations within the EU or elsewhere: please ask us for your individual rate
∞ option 4: legal drafting and/or screening of your contracts (fully alligned with the Belgian drone Royal Decree): UAS/RPAS service contracts with clients and/or between participants to the operations (such as owner, lessor, lessee, exploiting operator, pilot, observer, etc) including liability arrangements in case of incidents; aviation insurance contracts; assignment/license of (intellectual) property rights for customer deliverables, etc: please ask us for your individual rate
∞ option 5: legal preparation of specific obligations vis-à-vis the Belgian Data Protection Authority (under GDPR and/or camera surveillance declaration): e.g. pre-assessed time pack up to 2 hours: contact us for pricing per specific drone activity/processing purpose
(*) pack prices (excl. VAT) – services offered in English, Dutch or French language and subject to our Terms of Engagement
For further inquiries do not hesitate to contact us (your direct contact person: Mr Patrick Michielsen)
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