The European Commission, European and national authorities together with the industry adopted the “Drones Amsterdam Declaration” to advance safe, secure and green drone operations in Europe.
The Declaration stresses that Europe should come up with concrete smart mobility solutions that integrate aviation in wider transport policy. These solutions should also support automated drone operations over longer distances. The Commission and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) reiterated their readiness to help Member States to implement the drone regulation. Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc said: “I am delighted to see that smart mobility solutions are becoming reality. All partners are on board to ensure safe, secure, green and quiet drone operations. Our U-space system will connect all drones flying in the air, which in turn makes them visible for authorities and citizens. The EU’s U-space Demonstrator Network will be instrumental in the development process.” You can find more information on the European Network of U-space Demonstrators here. If you want to know more about what the Commission is doing on drone operations in Europe, you can visit here.