RPA Registration– In accordance with Article 20 of the Chicago Convention, any aircraft engaged in international navigation shall bear it’s appropriate nationality and registration marks. acknowledging that remotely piloted aircraft sizes and Designs can differ significantly from those of current manned aircraft, standards have been adopted in an Annex 7 aircraft nationality and registration marks, to accommodate these differences. If aircraft do not possess the parts mentioned in Annex 7, 4.3.1 and 4.3.2, or the parts are not of sufficient size to accommodate the Marx described in 5: 1.1, 5.2.1 or 5.2.2, the state of registry shell determine the location and measurement of nationality or common marks and registration marks, taking account of the need for the aircraft to be identified readily. Manual on Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems.
Identification Plate: 5.1.2 Remotely piloted aircraft may not have a main entrance to the fuselage. Therefore, Annex 7 mandates that the State of Registry determine the appropriate location to secure the identification plate:
a) in a prominent position near the main entrance or compartment; or
b) affixed conspicuously to the exterior of the aircraft if there is no main entrance or compartment. Manual on Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS).
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