Alliance: A bird's eye view of the law: The commercial use of unmanned aircraft

The development and commercialisation of drones is making relentless progress. Due to the wide range of applications and the rapid technical advances, unmanned aircraft – or “UAS” (=Unmanned Aircraft System) for short – are predicted to be a promising future. The European Commission estimates that the overall economic significance of the drone sector will be more than 10 billion Euros a year and more than 100,000 jobs will be created by 2035.

Particularly due to the rapid technological progress and the numerous (new) uses of drones, the legal framework conditions for the development and use of drones in many areas are not clear and need to be constantly adapted. This newsletter is intended to provide an overview of the state of the law, both national and international, and current legal developments.

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Autor: Raphael Höfer