Finland bans non-compliant drones

Wednesday 13 January 2016 | 12:54 CET | News
Finish telecommunications authority Ficora issued decisions banning sales and import of the non-compliant models of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) after participating in a EU campaign, during which roughly 80 remotely piloted aircraft systems were tested. The four models that Ficora selected for the campaign were radio controlled copters and multicopters. Two of the devices had a video transmission feature. Technical non-compliances were found in the tested devices and Ficora issued decisions banning sales and import of the non-compliant models. 

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: European Commission / Ficora
Countries: Finland
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