Code : 2021154A
Event Name : New Regulatory Regime for the Operations of Small Unmanned Aircraft in Hong Kong (Face-to-face mode)
CPD Code : Formal Events
Speaker : Mr YUEN Siu Kei, Michael
Chief Operations Officer (Technical Administration)
Unmanned Aircraft Office, Civil Aviation Department

Mr Michael Yuen has almost 20 years of experience in aviation industry with extensive management experience in aviation regulatory field. Prior to running the Unmanned Aircraft Office, Mr Yuen has worked in various regulatory offices in CAD including flight standards, pilot licensing, airport standards, legislation, international liaison, etc.

Mr Yuen holds a Commercial Pilot Licence and he is also a trained air accidents investigator. On top of his profession in civil aviation manned aircraft, he is also a certified Competent Remote Pilot recognized by the UK Civil Aviation Authority.

Prior to joining CAD, Mr Yuen was working as a civil engineer. He was elected as a member of the Institution of Structural Engineers (MIStructE) and a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (MICE). Mr Yuen also obtained his Master of Science in Civil Engineering from Purdue University in US and LLB (Hons) from the Manchester Metropolitan University in UK.
Event Date : 2021-10-21
Event Time : 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Registration Closing Date : 2021-10-19
CPD Hour(s) : 1.5
Divisional PQSL Hour(s) : 1.5
Venue : Surveyors Learning Centre, Room 1207, 12/F, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Division : LSD
Organizer : Land Surveying Division
Fee : HK$ 150 for members; HK$ 180 for non-members
Priority : First-come-first-served
Language : Cantonese supplemented by English
Details :

In recent years, small unmanned aircraft (“SUA”), more commonly known as “drone”, has been gaining popularity both in Hong Kong and worldwide. The uses of SUA range from recreation and STEM education to professional deployment for powerline inspection, surveying, 3D mapping, search and rescue operations, aerial photography and filming, drone shows, etc.  The new SUA Order will provide a forward-looking regulatory regime that can foster the innovative development and application of SUA in Hong Kong in tandem with evolving technology, while safeguarding aviation and public safety.

This talk will introduce the new SUA regime which will be regulated under a risk-based approach. Based on the wright of the SUA and the operational risk level, SUA operations of different risk levels will be subject to the corresponding regulatory requirements.  The talk will also cover the facilitating measures provided to the surveying industry under the new SUA regime.

Remarks :

*Special arrangements under COVID-19 Pandemic*:

  • Prior online registration is required.  Walk-in registration will not be entertained.
  • Limited number of seats with social distancing is available at the Surveyors Learning Centre.
  • Participants should scan the “LeaveHomeSafe安心出行” QR code with their mobile phones or register their personal information in the online Health Declaration Form ( upon arrival at the Surveyors Learning Centre.
  • Participants will be denied entry if they fail to scan the “LeaveHomeSafe安心出行” QR code or complete the online Health Declaration Form.
  • Participants will be denied entry to the Surveyors Learning Centre if they have been travelling abroad, or have been in direct contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or have any symptoms of COVID-19 (including but not limited to fever, cough, shortness of breath, breathing difficulty, sudden loss of taste or smell and/or sore throat) in the last 21 days, or have been confirmed with COVID-19 or undergoing compulsory quarantine or medical surveillance arrangements of the HKSAR Department of Health.
  • Participants are required to wear a surgical mask at all times at the Surveyors Learning Centre.
  • Eating and drinking is not allowed at the Surveyors Learning Centre.
  • Disinfection service has been arranged at the Surveyors Learning Centre (comprising the Lecture Room, Meeting Room 1, Board Room, Library and Meeting Room 2).
Payment : HKD 150
Face-to-Face/Zoom : Please refer to the remarks