Alter Technology, first Notified Body in Europe accredited to certify drones

By obtaining this accreditation, Alter Technology becomes the first Notified Body in Europe for Regulation 2019/945. This achievement results from a long effort that has required the development of advanced flight test systems, test methods, and process innovation. The requirements aim to ensure the safety of drones placed on the European market.

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/945 on unmanned aircraft systems and third-country operators of unmanned aircraft systems.

This Regulation lays down the requirements for the design and manufacture of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) intended to operate under the rules and conditions defined in Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947 and remote identification add-ons. It also describes the types of UAS whose design, production, and maintenance shall be subject to certification. It also establishes rules on making UAS intended for use in the ‘open’ category and remote identification add-ons available on the market and their free movement in the Union. Finally, it lays down rules for third-country UAS operators when they conduct a UAS operation according to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947 within the single European sky airspace.

CE Mark for drones


Drones, according to the last regulatory proposal published by EASA (NPA-A, 2017) and ratified in the Official Opinion published this year by this European Entity, are also suitable for testing to intent the CE Mark, as a mandatory requirement in a similar manner to other industries and sectors. In an early stage, this CE Mark is proposed for vehicles and related systems (on ground and on board), under the open category, according the official operational categorization, but is reasonable to consider that this scope will be extended to the specific and certified category (for obvious reasons).

drones safety services

European Union Regulation | Drones RPAS

To fly a drone over the European Union sky has become an issue due the fact these days is still responsibility of local governments the operational regulation. About the rules in the E.U, there is not an enforced regulation or normative with specific product requirements or specifications but recently, in May this year, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has published a Noticed of Proposed Amendment (NPA 2017-05) as an Introduction of a regulatory framework for the operation of drones, including a “Market Part” (Part-MRK) with the conditions for making drones (under the Open Category) available on the market.