13 June 2017
Real Name Registration Now Obligatory for Drone-Owners
Drone-owners have until 31 August this year to register – using their real names – with the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). The requirement sees both owners and manufacturers of drones (with a takeoff weight of 250g or more) obliged to be listed on the CAAC’s Real-Name Registration System for Drones (uas.caac.gov.cn), in line with the newly-issued Provisions on the Administration of Real-Name Registration for Civilian Drones.
For their part, manufacturers are required to provide information on all of their products on the CAAC database. In the case of owners, they must register their real names, provide all of the relevant product information and then affix a CAAC-issued sticker to the drone.
Any owners who attach a sticker without registering their true identity are now liable to punitive action on the part of the civil aviation regulator. In case of any sale, transfer, damage, scrapping, loss or theft of the drone, owners must also update the registered details.
For more details (in Chinese), please refer to the following websites: