Small Unmanned Aircraft Order (Cap.448G)

SUA are power-driven aircraft weighing 25 kg or below which are operated without any pilot onboard, which include drones, model aircraft (fixed wing or helicopters) etc. To facilitate the development of the SUA sector, the Government has enacted the new Small Unmanned Aircraft Order (“Cap. 448G”) which commences on 1 June 2022. To allow the community to smoothly transit into the new regulatory regime, a six-month grace period will be given to allow the public to familiarise themselves with the new requirements and prepare for regulatory compliance under the new regime. The exceptions are offences in relation to endangering acts, restricted flying zones and enforcement which should take effect upon commencement of the SUA Order to safeguard aviation and public safety.

All remote pilots and responsible persons (e.g. owners, operators etc) are encouraged to get prepared for upcoming legal requirements such as registration, labelling, awareness/training, insurance, CAD’s prior permissions etc.

This site contains information relating to the safe operations of SUA under the new regime. Remote pilots and responsible persons are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the information prior to operating SUA. For further enquiries, please contact the Unmanned Aircraft Office at sua@cad.gov.hk.

Fly Unmanned Aircraft Safely

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