Taiwan: CAA to Launch an APP to Distinguish No-fly Zones

In response to increasing numbers of remote-controlled drones, and in order to clarify relevant management issues, Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) and the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) have drawn on the legislative experiences of the United States, the European Union, Japan, and the ICAO regulations, and have revised the Civil Aviation Act by inserting a chapter in relation to the management of remote drones.

The amendment of the Civil Aviation Act was approved by the Legislative Yuan on the 3 April 2018, and was announced by the President on 25 April 2018. The Executive Yuan approved on 10 June 2019 that Articles 99-9 to 99-19 and Articles 118-1 to 118-3 of the Civil Aviation Act will be implemented on 31 March 2020.

Following implementation of the amended Civil Aviation Act, the CAA expects to launch an application (APP) that can query local maps for the public to distinguish whether a particular area is a No-fly Zone.