In order to provide a transitory solution to this problem, two different approaches have been taken:
In the Open Category, some characteristics have been established for those aircraft that do not have an assigned Class, and in this way it has been possible to work recently.
Unlike the Open Category, there has been no transition for those aircraft designed to work in the European Standard Scenarios (STS), leaving to each Member State the possibility of creating national scenarios with their requirements.
This fact has made the movement of drone companies through the countries of the Member States remarkably difficult, since most professional jobs require the ability to fly in STS-01 scenario, finding it difficult to meet the particular requirements of each Member State.
By the end of 2023, it is expected to be able to purchase Class C0 to C6 aircraft. Therefore, the following has been established by IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2022/425 of 14 March 2022:
Until December 31, 2023, Member States may accept declarations made by UAS operators according to published national scenarios, and these will be valid until January 1, 2026.
In other words, those operators that have applied for the national scenarios will be able to continue using them until January 1, 2026, but as of December 31, 2023, operators that have not applied for the national scenarios will only be able to do so with the European STS scenarios.
Undoubtedly, this allows drone companies to move and work in the different Member States under unique scenarios, having to comply only with the “drone zones” particularities of each country.