Singapore Launches Unmanned Aircraft Registration Legislation

Singapore launched its Unmanned Aircraft (UA) registration legislation on January 2nd. Any UA including radio-controlled aircraft, drones and remote-controlled kites, with a total weight above 250 grams, must now be registered with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore before it can be operated in the country.

Singapore. registrants must be 16 years old and above.

An unmanned aircraft refers to an aircraft that may be flown or used without any individual on board the aircraft to operate it.

The registration process involves the purchase of a registration label online (www.caas.gov.sg/UAregistration) or at 27 designated SingPost post offices, followed by the completion of the UA registration online. A registration fee of $15 per UA will be collected at the point of purchase of the registration label. For Singaporeans and Permanent Residents (PR), each individual is allowed to purchase up to five registration labels. For non-Singaporeans or non-PRs, each individual is allowed to purchase only one label. Anyone who wishes to purchase more than the purchasing limit may submit their request to CAAS at ua_registration@caas.gov.sg.