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Exemption for the commercial operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) extended until 31 December 2023

As C2-classified drones are currently not extensively available on the market the German Federal Aviation Office (LBA) has extended the exemption for commercial operation in the open category, subcategory A2 until December 2023. This allows operators of legacy drones, which are not used for sports and recreational purposes, to reduce the minimum horizontal distance to uninvolved persons. The further details can be found in the notice below (file number: B5-30103-2023-01), via the contact form as well as via the homepage of the German Federal Aviation Office. (PDF German only)