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Exemption for the commercial operation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)

Since C2 class drones are currently not yet available on the market (at the time in January 2022), the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport has passed exemption for the commercial operation in the ‘open’ category, subcategory A2. This enables the operators of existing drones’, which are not used for sporting or recreational purposes, to reduce the minimum horizontal distance from uninvolved persons.

On 28 July 2022, on the basis of the decree, the Federal Aviation Office (LBA) extended it until 31 August 2023. Further details can be found in the following decree (file number: B5-30103-2022-01) as part of a general decree (PDF German only, not barrier-free).

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