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* 1. Name of the organization

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* 2. Based on function, please indicate the type of organization best suited to you

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* 3. Please select the drone application(s) provided by your organization? (Choose as many below as appropriate)

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* 4. Please indicate the category of drone(s) used by your organization (Select all that apply)

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* 5. Under the proposed Draft UAS Rules 2020, Nano class Unmanned Aircraft shall be regarded as Micro class drones if it exceeds speed limit of 15 meters/second or height limit of 15 meters and range limit of 100 meter from the remote pilot. Should the government introduce these flight restrictions on Nano class drones?

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* 6. Do you have necessary Unique Identification Number (UIN) for your drone(s)? (Select Not applicable if you operate Nano drones up to 50 ft (15m) AGL in uncontrolled airspace/ enclosed premises)

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* 7. Do you have Unmanned Aircraft Operators Permit (UAOP) necessary for operating drones? (Select Not applicable if you are a Nano or Micro Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) or drone operator operating below 50 ft and 200 ft AGL in uncontrolled airspace/ enclosed premises respectively)

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* 8. Please specify the type of drone(s) you use?

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* 9. Please rate the process of application for the following: 

  Difficult Average Easy Very Easy N/A
UIN
UAOP
Import Clearance
MHA Clearance
Equipment Type Approval (ETA) applicable only for OEMs

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* 10. Where do you train your drone operators/pilots?

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* 11. Are your drone(s) NPNT compliant?

(NPNT or ‘No Permission – No Take-off” is a software program that is permanently etched into a hardware device in the RPA or drone that enables every RPA (except Nano) to obtain a valid permission through Digital Sky platform before operating in India. Under the drone policy, all RPAs (except Nano RPA) must be NPNT compliant. Digital Sky is a unique online IT platform developed for handling UIN, UAOP applications and for granting permission to fly RPAs)

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* 12. How would you rate the impact of NPNT provision (through Digital Sky platform) on the domestic drone industry? 

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* 13. Given that compliance to NPNT has proven a challenge, should India move towards a tried and tested system like LAANC (Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability) that was adopted by USA regulator FAA in collaboration with the industry, where operators are just required to notify the authorities through an app before operations?  

(LAANC automates the application process for airspace authorizations and provides approval in near-real time for controlled airspace meaning it is an instant process unlike NPNT where one must apply 24 hours prior to operations. LAANC also directly supports UAS integration into the airspace.)

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* 14. Considering the delay in operationalizing the Digital Sky Platform, should the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) consider introducing Remote ID (RID) system for identification and tracking of drones as an alternative to NPNT, as contemplated by FAA (USA) and EASA (Europe) regulators?

(Remote ID is the ability of an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) in flight to provide identification and location information that other parties such as Air Traffic regulators, enforcement agencies etc. can receive for safety, security, and compliance purposes. Remote ID is also an enabler of visual line of sight operations (VLOS) operations and advanced beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations as well as operations over people necessary for drone delivery services.)

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* 15. Under the current policy, government agencies providing emergency services viz., law enforcement agencies, disaster management authorities, health departments, fire service etc. need to comply with NPNT and apply for permission 24 hours prior to operations. Considering the time-critical nature of these services, should government agencies providing emergency services be exempted from NPNT and Digital Sky restrictions?

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* 16. Do you think third-party insurance is necessary for Nano and Micro category drones considering they fall under safe weight category and present limited risk as such?

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* 17. Please use this final question to share one key challenge of the drone policy and proposed solution thereof (Optional)

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