The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (Minister Won Hee-ryong) has transferred the safety and business management of the ultralight vehicle (drone) business to the Korea Transport Safety Authority, an organization specializing in aviation safety management, from December . 8 to further strengthen the security and business management of the drone industry. Entrusted to implement it.
Meanwhile, the safety and business management of the very light vehicle (drone) deployment business has been performed by the local aviation authority, but there were limitations in inspection activities for the safety and business management of the rapidly growing deployment industry * with a limited workforce.
* (Increase in the number of businesses using very light vehicles) 697 in 2015 → 5,484 in October 2022 (an increase of 7.8 times)
Accordingly, as the need for thorough prior safety management and ensuring the safety of public life is continuously raised so that the growth of the drone use industry, which focuses on drone technology experts, does not lead to an increase in accidents , the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport continues to issue registration of projects using very light vehicles, business improvement orders, etc. Safety management tasks such as project management, safety activities, and safety improvement orders were entrusted to the Korea Transport Safety Authority to ensure more detailed control in advance.
In addition, on-site inspections were conducted jointly by the local aviation administration and the Korean Transport Safety Authority to ensure fairer inspections, and as a result, dispositions such as cancellation/suspension of business registration and fines were continuously implemented by the local aviation authorities.
– (New establishment of Article 75 (3) of the Aviation Business Act) Business registration, approval of change of business plan, change of business, transfer/acquisition, merger, inheritance, suspension/closure report, business improvement order
– (Newly established Article 135 Paragraph 5 of the Aviation Safety Act 13-2 and 13-3) Safety improvement order, report or document submission order for aviation safety activities
※ However, dispositions such as cancellation/suspension of business registration and penalty surcharges are delegated to the head of the Regional Aviation Administration.
On the other hand, from the perspective of the business operator, even after the management of the ultra-light vehicle utilization business is entrusted to the Korean Transport Safety Authority, the procedures such as the registration of the utilization business and the duties to be followed by the business operator is the same, so there is no part that increases the burden.
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has been preparing in various ways to reduce trial and error in the early stages of implementation, such as legislative maintenance, establishing an information system, and securing manpower and budget, for the implementation of the higher load -light. vehicle utilization project.
By revising the Aircraft Business Act, etc., the basis was prepared for business load and the establishment and operation of an information system, manpower and related budgets were secured, and the information system for the security and management of business-related data was completed by the end. this year.
Aviation Policy Officer Kim Heon-jeong of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said, “As detailed security and business management become possible by entrusting the project of using ultra-light vehicles, the level of people’s living safety is improved, such as preparing effective security measures, as well as drone delivery and drone delivery. It is expected that the drone industry will quickly become deeply embedded in people’s lives by contributing to the revival of industries such as shows.”