2024 EU Drone Regulations
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In the face of the upcoming 2024 EU drone regulations, Globhe helps our clients ensure compliance, offering a seamless transition through its vast network of certified drone operators and automated platform. Our innovative marketplace platform is set to handle any clients today, tomorrow, and beyond.
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What you need to know about the 2024 EU Drone Regulations | Stay compliant with Globhe

Are you prepared for the upcoming 2024 EU drone regulations? With significant changes just around the corner, understanding and adhering to these new standards is crucial for everyone in the drone industry. With Globhe however, we help our clients with the complaince, libaility and security, so they can focus on what they do best. We are the data collection partner you need when the industry is undergoing changes and opening up for a broader and more comprehensive use of drones in the future.

With this article we hope to shed some light on what is changing, and how Globhe have prepared to make sure we are compliant today, tomorrow and in a more distant future.

New EU Drone Regulations

What is the new regulations put in place all about? The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is putting in place comprehensive regulations, effective January 1, 2024 to ensure Europe is in the forefront of drone use and pave the way for future use-cases and extensive drone use across all fields of application. Let's explore what these particular changes are, and what they mean for drone operators. Drones are classified into open, specific, and certified categories, each with unique operational limitations and compliance requirements. For instance, the open category caters to lower-risk activities, while the certified category addresses high-risk operations.

C Classifications

From January 1st, 2024, new drones placed on the market must have a C classification marking to be used in the open category. Existing drones can still be used under certain conditions. Read the information on EASA website here. A quick summary is:

  1. Drones under 250 g can be flown in subcategory A1.
  2. Drones under 25 kg can be flown in subcategory A3.
  3. Drones weighing 250 g or more require the completion of the A1/A3 online theoretical examination.
  4. Flying in subcategory A2 is only possible with a C2-class drone​​.

There are seven C classifications for drones:

  1. C0 and C1 are for the open subcategory A1.
  2. C2 is for the open subcategory A2.
  3. C2, C3, and C4 are for the open subcategory A3.
  4. C5 and C6 are for operations that require an operating permit and are subject to a fee​​.

Image curtesty of EASA - Remote identification will become mandatory for Drones across Europe

Mandatory Registration and Identification

A critical aspect of these regulations is that Remote Identification for Drones will become mandatory starting Januari 1st, 2024, enhancing airspace safety and accountability across the EU. Read the information on EASA website here.

Operational Authorization and Stringent Standards

Operations under the specific category require authorization from National Aviation Authorities, including operations beyond visual line of sight and those involving heavier drones.

Read and understand all regulations at the official EASA Civil Drones Page.

Globhe: Paving the Way for Compliance and Efficiency

Navigating these regulations might seem challenging, but Globhe simplifies the process. By utilizing our platform you make sure you are always using the latest technology and we only work with local, professional drone operators who hold the license to fly and drones that meet the criteria. This means that you will have have to worry about if the operator you get when requesting data from Globhe is able to collect the data or not.

-Our platform ensures seamless alignment with EU regulations, guaranteeing compliance for your drone operations.

  1. Certified Drone Operator Network: Globhe's vast network of over 10,000 certified drone operators means every mission is executed in compliance with the relevant EU regulatory category.
  2. Automated Compliance and Operational Oversight: Our platform offers automated workflows and operational tracking, aligning perfectly with the EU's requirements for operational transparency
  3. Data Management Aligned with EU Standards: With Globhe, data management adheres to EU requirements for accuracy, privacy, and security, ensuring that your operations are not just compliant but also efficient.


As the 2024 EU drone regulations set a new standard in drone operations, staying informed and prepared is crucial. Globhe platform marketplace make sure you are compliant, offering streamlined, efficient, and regulatory-aligned drone data services. Explore how Globhe can transform your approach to drone technology in the new regulatory landscape.

Contact us today or register in our platform for more information on staying ahead in this rapidly evolving field.

Regulations are subject to change, and Globhe takes no responsibility for the accuracy of above statement as items may change in the regulations. In order to be compliant, always follow your local laws and regulations and EASA regulations found on: https://www.easa.europa.eu/en/domains/civil-drones

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