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Freedom of the drones is limited

The uncontrolled flying of drones, is supposed to belong to in Switzerland of the past. The the Federal office for civil aviation (Foca) prepares for operators and their devices with a registration requirement from the mid 2020 as. "We are preparing the foundations for a drone register," Foca spokesman Urs Holderegger quoted.

The idea for such a Register had already been in 2017. The registration is to be effected according to the report, online. How the police can get access to the data that is still in discussion. According to estimates by the Federal government were sold in the past few years in Switzerland, over 100'000 drones to hobby pilots. The flight fuse Skyguide is currently working with a new control system, a drone in the Monitoring of the air space to integrate the air traffic control.

pilot project in Geneva and Lugano

In a test operation, in Geneva and Lugano drone pilots on a cell phone can submit the application to the flight plan, Skyguide and receive either a permit or need to adjust the flight route. Both the air navigation service as the user can keep track of after the flight of the drone and see the other aircraft in the airspace.

Until the summer of 2019, Skyguide intends to roll out the System called U-Space for the whole of Switzerland. It is the drones is to facilitate flights by commercial suppliers.

At the on Tuesday announced the test run of the drone developer Matternet is involved in the communication. Matternet was involved in the attempt by the Swiss Post, supported by the Swiss U-Space, with drones, time-sensitive medical lab samples on the visual line of sight (BVLOS) to be transported between two hospitals in Lugano.

One of the Matternet-transport drone in the order of the Post at the end of January was crashed when Crossing the lake of Zurich. She was on the road in the context of a test phase with a blood sample from the clinic in the Park, Hirslanden group to the Central laboratory at the Forchstrasse. (sda)

Created: 17.03.2019, 08:31 PM

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