Some information for all the UAS operators interested in flying in Albania
Yes. Since 2022, Albanian Civil Aviation Authority has published two essential regulations on UAS.
The “Regulation about UAS and UAS Operators” was issued on June 6th 2022, with the order Nr. 114, which reflects almost 1:1 the EU regulation 2019/945
The “Regulation about the Rules and Procedures for the Operation of UAS” was issued on July 18th 2022, with the order Nr. 143, which reflects almost 1:1 the EU regulation 2019/947.
These regulations are only in Albanian, but since they are almost the same as the two EU regulations mentioned above, you should have been familiarised with the requirements already.
According to the regulations, UAS operators from other countries can fly with their RP Certificates. For pilots from the EU and other countries with whom the ACAA has a multi or bilateral agreement, it still needs to be clarified how the valid RP Certificate for the Open Category A1/A3 and A2 will be recognised. For the “Specific and Certified Category”, there are no procedures yet. Nevertheless, contacting the ACAA before travelling to Albania is worth it. Further, it would help if you respect the rules and regulations you already do in your country.
The National Aviation Authority in Albania is Albanian Civil Aviation Authority. You can find more in information on their webpage www.aac.gov.al/
For questions related to your operation with the drone you can contact this address: [email protected]
There is no specific NAA app or platform about Albania’s flight zones.The only indicative and informative platform is the following, developed by Albadron https://albadron.alphaeus.eu/Home/Info. You can register to the platform and get more visibility about where to fly and not.