|Flying Police, Villemard 1910|
New Sky Law in Germany 2011
In 2011 almost unnoticed the German federal government has started an aviation revolution in Europe by approving unmanned aerial systems in Germany civilian aviation sky. A forthcoming amendment of the German Aviation Act will lay the foundation for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to operate in Germany. In the short run this will open a brand new market for traffic and environmental monitoring, inspection and protection of pipelines, fire fighting, search and rescue operations. In the long run unmanned commercial freight and passenger transportation will become possible. The new law will allow the operation of drones up to 150 kg. Heavier drones will still need the permission of the European Aviation Safety Agency in Cologne.
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