On July 11, the aviation authorities of Kazakhstan met with representatives of the Joint Authorities for Rulemaking on Unmanned Systems (JARUS) and signed a letter of accession, making Kazakhstan the 66th country to join the organization, QazMonitor reports citing the civil aviation committee.
During the meeting, Talgat Lastayev, the chair of the civil aviation committee, emphasized the importance of developing regulations for unmanned aircraft in Kazakhstan through collaboration with JARUS.
Catalin Radu, the director general of the aviation administration of Kazakhstan, and Liu Hao, the secretary general of JARUS, signed the letter of accession.
"For the first time in Central Asia, Kazakhstan has signed a letter of accession to an international organization that regulates unmanned aircraft systems. Kazakhstan is also the first country [in the region] to implement rules for the operation of UAVs," said Radu in his speech.
The meeting also included a seminar on the regulation of unmanned aviation in the country, covering various topics related to the harmonization of regulations, the development of unmanned aviation systems, the current state of the industry, and the existing legislation of Kazakhstan. The seminar also featured discussions on amendments in the field of unmanned aviation.
JARUS is a non-profit organization composed of experts from national aviation authorities from various countries and regional aviation safety organizations. Its focus lies in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) certification and safe integration. The objective of JARUS is to provide guidance material to facilitate each authority in formulating its requirements and to prevent duplication of efforts.