Flying and operating drones in Ireland is subject to European Union Regulation 2019/947. The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) supervises and implements the Regulation in Ireland. The IAA also provides guidance for operating and flying drones in order to ensure public safety. The Regulation allows registered operators and pilots to fly their drones across the EU.
Exemption from Controlled Airspace Permission Requirement for Certain Drone Operations.
Code of Ethics
As members of the Unmanned Aircraft Association of Ireland, we promote the safe and legal use of drones in Ireland. We commit to flying our aircraft in a manner which promotes the positive impact these aircraft can have, whilst flying them legally and safely. We will work to communicate this message to the wider drone community and the general public.
The UAAI represents stakeholders who promote the positive impact which SUA/ RPAS/ Drones can bring to everyday life. This is primarily the commercial operators and pilots in Ireland, but extends to any stakeholder affected, including non-certified pilots and hobbyists who are committed to operating their aircraft legally and safely.
To support the establishment of Ireland as an international leader regarding reasonable governance and integration of drones into industry and society, adopting a progressive approach and with consideration for all stakeholders
To treat all our members equally
To represent our members in a transparent manner
To prioritise the safe use of drones over other objectives
To cooperate with the Aviation Authority in order to attain our vision
To volunteer our personal time to achieve the vision of the association, for the good of our members
To represent the association in a professional manner and act in accordance with these values