Heritage | More buildings suggested for drone ban inclusion

The Civil Aviation Authority (AACM) is considering listing more heritage buildings as prohibited areas for unmanned aircraft.

The consideration follows two separate incidents of drones colliding with the Ruins of St. Paul’s Cathedral since January this year. The first prompted the AACM to restrict the use of drones in the site’s vicinity. No people were injured in either incident, and the historical site was unscathed.

Yesterday, AACM Vice President Pun Wa Kin said that, following discussions with the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC), the Authority will consider placing signs prohibiting the use of drones in the vicinity of other heritage buildings.

“In the future, if needed, and after an evaluation by the IC, we can add these [additional] sites into the relevant regulations,” said Pun, adding “but first, we need to know how many sites there are.”

In addition, Pun said that the bureau will enhance their promotional campaign for tourists regarding unmanned aircraft regulations.

Furthermore, the AACM has completed their investigations into two people who entered restricted areas of the Macau International Airport in April.

The AACM has requested that airport management improve security. As of today, the AACM has not started penalty procedures against the parties involved. JZ

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