25 november

An insider view on the state of the drone industry

To better understand the current situation of the drone industry and learn more about the active participants of the market, following is our interview with a Munich-based drone company called FairFleet which provides full-stack drone services around the world.
26 avgust

Join us for the premiere of our Data Privacy Course in Madrid

On 19 September at Alter Technology Tüv Nord (Madrid, Spain), we will be premiering our gamified e-learning tool. The DroneRules PRO training course has been developed for drone pilots, manufacturers and operators, to help them recognise privacy and data protection risks and issues, and identify good-practice solutions and implement these solutions.
13 avgust

Join us for the premiere of our Data Privacy Online Course in Delft

On Wednesday 25 September at in Delft, The Netherlands, we will be premiering our gamified e-learning tool. The DroneRules PRO training course has been developed for drone pilots, manufactures and operators, to help them recognise privacy and data protection risks and issues, and identify good-practice solutions and implement these solutions.
08 julij

DroneRules PRO e-Learning Tool Datenschutz in Köln

Das DroneRules Pro Konsortium lädt ein zum Trainingsseminar für die datenschutzkonforme Nutzung von Drohnen. Bei dem Event stellen wir das im Projekt entwickelte e-Learning Tool zum Datenschutz vor. Teilnehmer können das Tool selbst anwenden und haben die Möglichkeit, sich intensiv zu Fragen des Datenschutzes bei der Nutzung von Drohnen mit uns auszutauschen. Durch das Seminar führen die Rechtsanwälte Herr Gerhard Deiters und Herr Dr. Oliver Heinrich.
27 maj

DroneRules PRO Training Session at the Drone Symposium in Ireland

"Drone Operations & Applications, New Business Opportunities and Responsible Drone Applications in Rapidly Changing Drone Tech World" is a free event for all drone pilots. Join us on 18 June at Maynooth University, Ireland. DroneRules PRO Training Session will also take place at this event - be one of the first to test our "Data Privacy Online Course"!
13 marec

European Commission for safe, secure and green drone operations

On 12 March, the European Union (EU) took a new step towards unified EU rules for drones, as the European Commission introduced EU-wide technical requirements for UAVs. The goal of the legislation is to balance the interests of all involved parties: on the one hand, ensuring safety and security of the airspace, and, on the other hand, encouraging investments to drive innovation in the drone market.
19 junij

An Opportunity to Join DroneRules PRO Advisory Board

We are looking for new members to the Advisory Board of DroneRules PRO to support the project’s development. The DroneRules PRO project works towards developing a privacy culture among drone professionals in Europe by creating easy-to-understand and -consult information materials that will introduce commercial drone users to privacy and data protection principles and responsible drone operation strategies.
15 junij

5 ways in which the GDPR will impact the drone sector

On the 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered into force. The GDPR builds on the previous 1995 Data Protection Directive and adds some innovations, clearer rules and the threat of sanctions for companies that do not comply with it. So how will the GDPR impact drones?
19 april

DroneRules PRO: Creating a privacy culture among Europe’s UA professionals

The DroneRules PRO project will develop an online e-learning course to support the creation of a privacy culture within the commercial drone industry in Europe. It will assist the drones industry in adjusting to new legislative requirements, providing vital protections for members of the public, and ultimately supporting the growth and development of the drones industry. The project responds directly to the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018, as well as the specific characteristics of the European drones industry.
17 oktober

Data for Safety

On the 31st of March 2017, key actors from the aviation sector agreed to join in the Data4Safety (D4S) co-operative partnership initiated by EASA.
14 julij

State of Bremen passes general rules for Federal drone law implementation

Since the new drone specific German air law entered into force on 7 April 2017, the drone community is awaiting the passing of the new common principles to be agreed between the Federal and the German States’ governments, to support the uniform implementation of the law in all German States. While the process is still ongoing, the State of Bremen now took the initiative and published its own general rules for implementation of the new Federal air law specific to drones.
18 maj

Italy approves a new amendment to the national drone regulation

​On 24 March 2017, the Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) approved a new amendment to the 2015 unmanned aerial systems national regulation. The amendment modifies art. 29 of the regulation by introducing a new safety legal framework which clarifies ENAC’s competency in case of accidents.
12 maj

Towards the adoption of harmonised rules

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) recently published a new proposal to regulate the use of small drones in Europe. All interested parties are welcome to comment the document from 12 May until 12 August 2017. The proposed regulatory framework is a new step towards the adoption of harmonised rules at European level.
08 maj

Airspace safety: 7 measures that should be implemented for all types of drones

In September 2016, 16 European aviation associations signed a Joint Statement to call for the introduction of new regulatory measures in the national drone regulations adopted by the European Member States. These measures will help to produce a robust harmonized EU-wide regulatory safety framework for drones, which is pivotal for the preservation of a high level of safety in the European airspace.
07 marec

Taking your drone on an airplane

Drones are powered by lithium-ion batteries, which represent a potential threat to the flight when carried on board. That is why carrying drone batteries on board of commercial aircraft is strictly regulated by law. Follow the safety recommendations of the European Cockpit Association (ECA), as well as the international regulations, to prevent any accidents. Do not hesitate to contact your airline for further information before purchasing your ticket.
28 februar

Portugal adopts a new drone regulation

On 14t December 2016, Regulation No.1093/2016 was approved, providing a framework for the operation of drones in Portugal. The regulation applies to all civil drones, except those operating in closed or covered areas. To assist pilots, the Portuguese Civil Aviation Authority also launched a new website – voanaboa.pt​– to provide an overview of the rules established. The Regulation has entered into force on 13 January 2017.
20 februar

Drone Guidelines in Germany for Professional Users

​The Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS) – German Agency for Flight Safety issued in June 2016 new guidelines regarding the approval of operation for drones below 25 kg which are operated within visual line of sight and not exclusively for sports or recreational purposes. Since it is the responsibility of the Bundesländer (federal states) to implement these guidelines, procedures may vary in detail. However, these may accept an approval which was granted by another federal state or country.
06 februar

Flying restrictions for recreational drones in France (new interactive map)

The French National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information (IGN), has recently published an interactive map displaying permanent no-fly zones and maximum altitudes. The purpose of this map is to help recreational users flying their drone safely and legally over the French territory. It can be read in parallel with the 2-pages safety notice prepared by the French authorities.
10 januar

Drone legislation in Belgium

The Royal Decree of 10 April 2016 distinguishes three different types of activity depending on the purpose of the flight (recreational and non-recreational use) and the level of risks associated with the operation.