Expanding Drone Operations into Europe

Senior Director of UAS Ops Consulting at Skyward

Since the rollout of Part 107, many large companies in the United States have seized the opportunity to develop a drone program and integrate UAVs into their workflows. Many of these companies also have a presence in Europe and are now in the beginning phases of expanding their unmanned aircraft programs overseas. This poses significant business opportunities—and challenges.

Regulatory frameworks are changing fast, which creates logistical and compliance challenges for companies operating in multiple jurisdictions. Today, some countries are more drone friendly than others, presenting a lower barrier to entry for businesses. This article reviews the regulations governing commercial drones in the countries with the largest markets for commercial drones. Continue reading →