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Approval of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
The UAE civil airspace falls under the remits of the GCAA. No person can operated an Unnamed Aircraft System or other similar remotely piloted vehicle without prior approval from the GCAA. This service has been established to facilitate the approval of UAS to fly in the UAE civil airspace.
Air Navigation and Aerodrome Service (ANA)
Applicable For Customers
  1. Application: The Applicant shall submit all documents related to the approval of UAS as stipulated in CAR VIII - Subpart 6 and AMC 41.
  2. Review: the GCAA will review the documents submitted and verify if compliance with the CAR is achieved.
  3. Issue of an approval: The GCAA will only issue an approval when the GCAA is completely satisfied that all regulatory requirements have been adequately addressed for the post applied for.
  4. Delivery of the approval: Collection is at GCAA Abu Dhabi Office.
  5. Record: The Applicant will provide all documents required for filing purposes.


  • To access the eservice, it is required to first login to the GCAA Website.
  • If you are a new user (organization or individual) and visiting GCAA website to access an eservice, you must register first by pressing the “Sign Up” link found on the top most bar of GCAA Website.
  • Fill the user registration form by providing all the required information and submit.
  • After submission you will receive an automated email notification containing your credentials to login on the GCAA Website.
  • Once you get the credentials, press the “Login” link found on the top navigation bar of the web page besides “Sign Up” link.Enter the User Name and password which was received from GCAA.
  • Press the “LOGIN” button to sign into the GCAA website and navigate to service catalogue page to access the required eservice.
Required Documents
  1. Letter of Intent
  2. GCAA Commercial UAS Organisation Certificate/Registration
  3. Proposed Operations Location Map
  4. UAV/RPA/Drone Operating Technical Specifications
  5. No Objection Certificates
  6. Risk Assessments
  7. Any additional documentation
Fees Details
No Fee
Access and Delivery Time
10 Working Days
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