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Japanese aviation regulations for UAS certifications, operator certifications and operational rules

February 28, 2023

Many organisations looking to kick off their flight-based operations in Japan are at a loss for where to start. This includes which UAS and operator certifications someone needs as well as which operational rules are in place. 

Thankfully, Yves Morier, a retired principal advisor at EASA and DGAC and Aurora Brien, Manager of International Relations and Development at JUIDA, the Japan UAS Industrial Development Association, have collaborated on a report to explain which UAS and operator certifications are needed and how to get them, along with which operational rules are in place. 

Each section documents the specific certifications or rules and also provides frequently asked questions at the end with helpful links. These links will show you where to find more information, or they’ll point you to the direct resource you’re looking for. 


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Eszter Kovács

Eszter is the CEO & co-founder of DroneTalks Group and Aerial Cities

Eszter Kovács is the CEO and co-founder of DroneTalks Group, which is a collection of services and platforms advancing the entirety of the drone industry ecosystem. Currently, members of the DroneTalks Group include DroneTalks, DroneTalks Jobs and Aerial Cities.

DroneTalks is an online platform created to spread ideas and educate professionals in the drone industry ecosystem. Our educational content empowers people of every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the industry and the innovative ideas within it.

DroneTalks Jobs is the first job portal tailored for the drone industry. The platform connects emerging organisations with skilled professionals seeking new opportunities in this rapidly evolving field.

Aerial Cities is an exclusive, invite-only event for decision-makers in the drone and advanced air mobility (AAM) industries. The event enables governments, cities, CAAs, private drone organisations and users to collaborate and strategise the future of urban drone operations.

Eszter Kovács is also a drone industry expert and regularly contributes to major magazines about the latest trends; these include publications such as Commercial UAV News and Commercial Drone Professional. In addition to this, she is an advisor for several start-ups, such as Globhe. Her role as an advisor extends as well to her role on the advisory board of drone-related initiatives like AUVSI Xponential and Commercial UAV while also fulfilling her commitment as a Swiss Drone Industry Association board member.

These roles are backed by her extensive experience as a technical innovation expert where she contributed to the growth of several companies after leading and mentoring the implementation of complex projects in the drone industry. Eszter still continues to advise leaders on strategic planning and operational transformation initiatives. In 2020, she was also approached by the Global UTM Association to become the director of more than 40 UTM leaders through a 6-month restructuring initiative.

Eszter Kovács is also head of one of the largest diversity initiatives in the drone industry called Women behind the Drone Revolution, which was launched in 2020.

Learn more about Eszter Kovács at DroneTalks.online and follow her on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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