Recreational

Under the new Bangladesh policy, all drone users must obtain permission from the CAAB before flying a UAV – however, the policy also states that users may only have to get permission from local police if flying in an area with no airports.

Basic recreational safety rules:

  • Minimum pilot age of 18 years old
  • Do not fly your drone over people or crowds
  • Respect others privacy when flying your drone
  • Do not fly your drone over military installations, power plants or other areas that may cause concern from local authorities
  • You must fly during daylight hours and only fly in good weather conditions
  • Do not fly your drone near airports or in any area were aircraft are operating

Commercial

Drones are permitted for commercial use in Bangladesh but you have to obtain a permission from the air traffic control authority before your maneuvers. Any person, organization, institution intending to operate RPAS shall apply for a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) for the operation of a RPAS for any professional and/or non-recreational purpose such as aerial photography, geomantic surveying, crop observation, advertising, research and development.

Authorizations have to be submitted 45 days in advance to the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB)


Penalties

Using RPAS in a reckless and negligent manner (e.g. not complying with the conditions as set forth in the Bangladesh operating guidelines) could lead to penalties and fines.