On Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 the board of the brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) approved the text that regulates the operation of drones for commercial purposes throughout the Brazilian territory. The regulation brings standards and procedures that guarantee legal and operational safety and will have a great impact on the market’s sustainable growth. According to ANAC, the objective of the new regulations is to make viable Drones operations in Brazil, preserving the safety of people.
The regulations were elaborated taking into account the level of complexity and risk involved in operations and types of equipment. Some limits set out in the new regulation follow definitions of other civil aviation authorities such as the United States' Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Australian CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority) and the European Union EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency).
From now on, drone operations must follow the new rules of ANAC, which are complementary to the regulations of other public agencies such as DECEA (Air Space Control Department) and ANATEL (National Telecommunications Agency).
More informations can be accessed here (in Portuguese): http://www.anac.gov.br/noticias/2017/regras-da-anac-para-uso-de-drones-entram-em-vigor/release_drone.pdf