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Authority urges drone operators to register

Felix Chaudhary
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji is calling on the owners and operators of unregistered unmanned aerial vehicles to contact the authority as soon as possible because of the risk posed to passenger aircraft.

CAAF CEO Netava Waqa said the authority had the necessary guidelines in place to allow remotely-piloted aircraft to operate in the country and in the interest of air safety, anyone in possession of a drone should contact CAAF.

"If they fly into the path of passenger-carrying aircraft they can cause serious accidents, so our message to these operators is very clear," he said.

"We now have the framework to allow you to operate.

"So, in the interest of air safety, we ask you to please come forward and register your UAVs with us."

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