MATS is mandated by the Maltese government to ensure the safety of the traffic using Maltese airspace as well as landing and departing traffic to/ from Malta. To fulfil this mission, MATS must ensure that it has the right information by airspace users while flight paths are not compromised by external influences.

Drones are ever increasing and while MATS is not against the use of drones, it encourages users of drones to follow the Maltese civil aviation policy.  For further information, please refer to https://www.transport.gov.mt/aviation/drones-2604