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Definition: Aircraft / Pilotless Aircraft / UAS


The definition of “Aircraft” “Pilotless Aircraft” “UAS” in Civil Aeronautics Act in Japan is as follows.


Aircraft that can be used for air navigation and structurally incapable of carrying people, but which can be flown by remote control or autopilot (100g or more)


Aircraft, rotary-wing aircraft, glider, airship, or other equipment specified by Cabinet Order, which can be used for air navigation with a person on board

Pilotless Aircraft

Aircraft equipped with a device that enables it to be flown without a pilot on board