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Report: UN Agency Proposes Single Worldwide UAS Registry

The United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organization has proposed to establish a single platform for unmanned aircraft system owners and operators to register their drones, Reuters reported Saturday.

Stephen Creamer, director of ICAO’s air navigation bureau, told Reuters the suggested the creation of a global drone registry in response to concerns from manufacturers over possible implementation of varying standards from different countries.

ICAO plans to hold a symposium on Sept. 22 and 23 to discuss matters related to the registration and tracking of UAS as well as the use of geofencing-like systems designed to thwart drone operations in restricted areas.

The increased UAS usage in the U.S., Europe and China has raised public concerns about potential collisions with commercial aircraft and privacy invasions, the report noted.

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