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This information is provided by: Netherlands Enterprise Agency

If you use a drone (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System, RPAS) commercially, for instance for drone journalism or any other commercial purpose, several rules for commercial drone use apply. A licence is mandatory for:

Which permits you need, depends on the actual service you provide. If you would like to carry out paid RPA flights, you will need an RPAS operator certificate (ROC) or a ROC-light. But the exact type of ROC, depends on the weight of the drone and the height and distance of its flight. You apply for the permits to the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT). The following conditions apply:

  • the remote pilot of the drone has a flying certificate
  • the aircraft complies with the airworthiness requirements
  • you have an approved operations manual

This information is provided by:

Netherlands Enterprise Agency