The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has released new regulations that will require all drones operating in the European Union to be marked with a Class Identification Label from January 1st, 2024. The new regulation aims to improve safety and security in the airspace and enable authorities to identify the drone and its operator easily.
The Class Identification Label is a standardised label that categorises drones based on their weight, capability, and potential risk. The regulation outlines seven classes, with each class having a unique label that must be displayed on the drone. In this article, we will focus on the drones that already have the Class Identification label.
Here are the drones that already have the Class Identification Label, their respective labels, and their manufacturers:
|C1||Mavic 3 & Mavic 3 Cine||DJI|
|C3||Trinity F90+||Quantum System|
As shown in the table, these drones have different weights, capabilities, and potential risks, which are the basis for their classification. The C0 Label is the lightest and the least risky, while the C6 Label is the heaviest and the most capable.
With the new regulation coming into effect, we can expect to see more and more drones being certified and equipped with the required Class Identification Label. This will not only promote safer drone operation but also create a more organised and structured drone ecosystem in the European Union.
Can you provide any information on other current active drones that do not have a label at this moment?
Will they be allowed in the future, or in what way can I as a private person arrange my drone, a DJI Air 2S, receive a label?
Wouter van der Mark
There are more than 1,000 drone models in the market. The only 4 that do have a Class Identification Label, are the ones published in this list.
Only manufacturers (not operators) can apply for Class Identification Label.
We hope this solved your doubts.
Good afternoon! Nice collection! Where can i verify that the Trinity F90+ has its C-class? Where can i find it in written form? Thank you for your answer in advance!
Quantum-Systems can provide you with a declaration of conformity!
I hope this has answered your question.
May i have an other question? Is it possible that DJI Mini 2SE will be next year a legacy drone…useable in A1? It is the only in the seties which user manual declares the MTOM as it is, out of the box…the others does not have such an MTOM remark…
From January 1st, 2024, All drones without a Class Identification Label will become legacy drones. Legacy drones with a MTOM of <250 grams will be able to fly in the A1 scenario.