Drones in European Airspace

The initial steps by the EU towards regulating remote-controlled drones – provisions on design, production, maintenance and operation – contribute to aviation safety and increase legal and planning certainty. The European Commission should also submit similar proposals for autonomous aerial drones.


Early uniform EU legislation on drones may provide a positive impetus for growth and employment because it improves the chances for European companies to take a leading role in this burgeoning market.