Switzerland takes over new European drone regulations

Good news for Switzerland: The Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) moves forward regarding the air traffic management (ATM). The European commission has recently launched the U-Space project which Switzerland has participated in and has decided to put it in place in 2020. The European Commission estimates, that drones will represent 10 % of the aviation market in ten years. Hence the increase of drones has pushed authorities to review their laws and think about what could be done in order to offer security, safety and confidence to this industry and the population.

This law will clarify many points for unmanned aircraft system (UAS) such as the minimum legal age to pilot a drone, the different categories and what is allowed to do according to the categories of our drone. Switzerland is moving fast as there is a lot of potential in this industry. Indeed, the aforementioned wants to position itself as a hub for innovation and research & development.

An important step for Urban Air Mobility in Switzerland.

More information and source:
FOCA (2019): U-space
FOCA (2019): Adoption of the new European regulation on drones (French | German)

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