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THE INVESTOR
January 22, 2018

Economy

Korea allows night-time flying, long-distance delivery by drones

  • PUBLISHED :November 09, 2017 - 14:27
  • UPDATED :November 09, 2017 - 14:27
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[THE INVESTOR] Korea will allow drones to fly at night and deliver packages long distance when users meet safety requirements, the Transport Ministry said on Nov. 9.

To get approval, users should submit a drone‘s capacity and driving manual as well as its flight plan and emergency manual, the ministry said.

The Korea Institute of Aviation Safety Technology will conduct safety tests on the drone and the transport ministry will make a decision based on their operational level and flight environment.

The ministry said the latest measure is aimed at supporting the fast-growing drone industry, which needs more space for tests in various environments.

The ministry vowed to revise the legal framework to catch up with the latest technology trends and establish a test site to meet growing drone pilot license demand.

By Alex Lee and newswires (alexlee@heraldcorp.com)

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