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Digital Platform for Unmanned Aviation

Legal bases for drone operation 

The relevant legal bases in the field of unmanned aviation have been laid down at European and at national level. In 2018, the foundation for the legal bases at European level was laid with the new Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 (Basic Regulation). Building on this Basic Regulation, the two Regulations 2019/945 and 2019/947 were adopted in 2019 which govern the operation, manufacture and placing on the market of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The national legal bases have been supplemented and adapted to the EU Regulations.


In order to lay down the rules for unmanned aviation, the following Regulations were published at European level (Links German only):

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is responsible for the regulation and supervision of civil aviation in Europe and provides a summary of Easy Access Rules for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Regulations (EU) 2019/947 and 2019/945).

The following laws and regulations were adopted at national level to regulate unmanned aviation (Links German only):

European and national rules on drone operation are summarized in the following overview:

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