DCA-01The Department of Civil Aviation is the lead agency for all flight and airspace operations in Malaysia.

SAFETY POLICY

Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia (DCAM) will provide the highest reasonable standard of safety...within the organization which it plan, provides and operates by identifying and minimizing those risks arising from DCAM’s activities to as low as reasonably practicable.

DCAM will regard the safety of the organization as the most important consideration throughout all its activities.The newly released Civil Aviation Regulations 2016 which is the Federal Government Gazette published by the Attorney’s General Chambers of Malaysia.

The excerpt (Part XV1) for Unmanned Aircraft Systems is as follows:-

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  1. (1) No person shall fly an unmanned aircraft system –

a) in Class A, B, C, or G airspace;

b) within an aerodrome traffic zone; and

c) at the height of more than 400 feet above the surface of the earth,

unless authorized by the Director General and shall be subject to the requirements as may be determined by the Director General.

(2) An application for an authorization under sub-regulation (1) shall be made to the Director General in accordance with regulation 189.

(3) The person in charge of an unmanned aircraft system shall not cause or permit any article or animal whether or not attached to a parachute to be dropped from the unmanned aircraft system.

(4) For the purpose of this regulation, “Class A, B, C, or G airspace” means the airspace as notified by the Director General.

Aerial Work involving Unmanned Aircraft System

  1. (1) No person shall fly an unmanned aircraft system for the purpose of aerial work without the authorization from the Director General.

(2) An application for the authorization under sub-regulation (1) shall be made to the Director General in accordance with regulation 189.

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Small Unmanned Aircraft

  1. (1) The person in charge of a small unmanned aircraft may fly the small unmanned aircraft if he is satisfied that the flight can safely be made.

(2) The person in charge of small unmanned aircraft shall maintain direct and unaided visual contact with such unmanned aircraft sufficient to monitor its flight path in relation to other aircrafts, persons, vehicles, vessels and structures for the purpose of avoiding collisions.

 

Small Unmanned Surveillance Aircraft

143.       1) No person shall fly a mall unmanned surveillance aircraft in any of the following circumstances                            without the authorization from the Director General:

  • Over any designated area
  • Within 150 metres of any designated area
  • Over any assembly in the open air of more than 1,000 persons
  • Within 150 metres of any assembly in the open air of more than 1,000 persons
  • Within 50 metres of any vessel, vehicle or structure which is not under the control of the person in charge of the aircraft
  • Within 50 metres of any person; and
  • Within 30 metres of any person during take-off or landing.

2) An application for the authorization under sub-regulation (1) shall be made to the Director General in accordance with regulation 189.

3) For the purpose of this regulation “designation” means any area which is used for residential, commercial, industrial or recreational purposes.

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Unmanned aircraft system of more than 20 Kilogrammes

  1. (1) No person shall fly an unmanned aircraft system having a mass of more than 20 kg without its fuel, without the authorization from the Director General.

(2) An application for the authorization under sub-regulation (1) shall be made to the Director General in accordance with regulation 189.

 

NOTE:

Regulation 189

Briefly Regulation 189 is to apply for the necessary license, certificate, permit, etc..

 

 

 

 

MCMC-01RADIO FREQUENCIES ALLOCATION FOR UAS

Radio spectrum is typically Government regulated and in Malaysia, The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission undertakes this responsibility and is tasked to regulate and enforce compliance in accordance to the Communications and Multimedia Act 1998.

 

Mcmc notice

 

 

 

All UAS operators must adhere to the specific technical parameters below:-

433.00 MHz – 435.00 MHz

2400.00 MHz – 2500.00 MHz

5725.00 MHz – 5875.00

 

 

MCMC

 

JUPEM-01The Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia (JUPEM)

JUPEM is a department under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

Two Main roles in providing survey infrastructure for Malaysia are Mapping and Cadastral services.

Under the ambit of Mapping activities, JUPEM is also wholly responsible in the area of aerial photography. For primarily security purposes all types of aerial photography are governed by this department. So any operator intending to take any type of aerial photo must make an application to the department for approval.

 

 

 

 

sirim-01CMCS is in charge on certification, importation and labelling for drones imported into Malaysia.

3.0 EQUIPMENT (APPARATUS) TYPE APPROVAL

All communications equipment (apparatus) is required to be certified under the Communications and Multimedia (Technical Standards) Regulations 2000 [P.U (A) 124].

All certified communication equipment shall bear a certification mark or label. This includes all communication equipment that is imported, manufactured, distributed or sold in Malaysia. SIRIM QAS International has been registered by the Commission as a certifying agency for the communications equipment category.