Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority completes first Greek UAV certification



Greece is on course to manufacturing its first unmanned aircraft (UAV), after the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority in cooperation with the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, completed the first stage of the certification process.

The first UAV called 'OURANOS' was designed and made by ALTUS.

CEO of Altus, Zacharias Sarris noted that "by completing the certification process of the ‘Unmanned System’ OURANOS', we proved the potential in Greece for reliable manufacturing, development and safe operation of Drone applications, paving the way for business opportunities for companies in Greece and abroad.”

The scope of activities the UAV certification system includes ranges from photographing and filming for personal or professional use, to topographical and agricultural applications but also to the supervision of all types of installations.

The purpose of the regulatory framework (for matters of certification, flight safety, rights, obligations, limitations, capabilities, privacy, personal data protection, civil liability and civil protection) is to develop the drones and service industry without obstacles, but with rules and without bureaucratic procedures.

*Source: Centre for Aviation