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Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) 

With ever increasing demand Drones are becoming a very important part of our life cycle  with wide-ranging applications, from photography to agriculture, from infrastructure asset maintenance to insurance.

Drones can vary in size from very small to those that can carry a high payload. Hence it is very important that there should be an adequate control defined based on Preset guidelines. Hence the DGCA(Directorate General of Civil Aviation) has signed a Memorandum to establish a mechanism for cooperation with the Quality Council of India (QCI), to develop and operate a Certification scheme for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems(RPAS) as per the Technical Standards defined by DGCA for RPAS, with procedures ,required standards and specifications for Third Party Conformity Assessment systems under the scheme, as the Scheme owner

CERTIFICATION PROCESS

Use of Logo Guidelines

Application for Permission to Use the Certification Mark – Annexure I

Agreement for Use of RPAS Certification Mark - Annexure II

Procedures for Handling Complaints and Appeals

Information on Certification Process

Directory of Certified RPAS

Rules for use of Certification Mark

RPAS - Guidelines for Certification Criteria

Proposal for Certification agreement RPAS

RPAS Scheme Certification process

Guidelines for Flight Testing

Checklist for Flight Testing

Certification Criteria and the Number of samples to be evaluated

RPAS - Instruction to fill up Application Form

RPAS - Scheme Certification Fees Structure

RPAS - Application Form

RPAS – Man-day Calculation