Report on the 1st UDVeo-Workshop on 09. & 10.11.21 – What do we take?

“We are dealing with a completely new approach. There is still a lot that is unclear.” This, or something similar, is what the more than 150 participants of the first UDVeo workshop on 9 and 10 November 2021 heard again and again from almost all speakers. After 1 ½ days of inspiring presentations and discussions in the digital space, it became clear that many things are still unclear if U-space airspaces are to be designated in Germany in the future. Nevertheless, the participants were able to learn a lot about the U-space ecosystem, the designation of U-space airspaces and the various political and legal challenges that U-space brings with it. We all now have some first ideas on how the designation of U-space airspaces could work and what will be important. We gained insights on which further joint scientific and political work can build.


UDVeo at the ITS World Congress 2021

In the week from October 11 to 15, the ITS World Congress will take place in Hamburg. Under the heading “Intelligent Transport Systems”, the congress will showcase innovative solutions for the mobility of tomorrow. This year, the use of drones will be an important congress topic, with numerous exhibitors, demonstrations and presentations. UDVeo is pleased to be represented at the congress with various activities and to provide insight into the project results to a broad audience for the first time.


1st UDVeo Workshop “Designation of German U-space airspaces”

The UDVeo research project is looking forward to its first workshop on 9th and 10th of November 2021. Here contributions from stakeholders from politics, administration, business and academia will address the intersectional task of designating national U-space airspaces for drones/UAS. 
More information about the program and registration details


Requirements in the „Special Condition Light UAS“  by EASA and their implications for operating in u-space airspaces in the context of the research project UDVeo

With the Special Condition Light UAS, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) created a first legal framework for requirements for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), focusing medium risk range in the specific category. This rang also covers applications with higher operational risks and small UAS (with a size/wingspan of max 3 meters and a maximum takeoff mass of 25kg and below). A good example is the use of highly automated flights in urban spaces. Continue…


New legal situation for UAS through European regulations: What does this mean for drone operators?

On 22 April 2021, the European Commission adopted the third Implementing Regulation concerning UAS: the so-called U-space Regulation, which will become mandatory for operators of UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System) in certain so-called U-space airspaces in 2023. This Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/664 completes the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/945 and the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947 into a trio of EU regulations for the safe use of UAS. This article should provide an overview of the new relevant regulations for UAS operators and let UAS operators know which legal documents might be additionally relevant. Continue…