UAVs and Drones
Unmanned aircraft (or ‘drones’) is a fast developing sector of aviation, with great potential for producing new jobs and growth. The term ‘unmanned aircraft’ includes very large aircraft similar in size and complexity to manned aircraft, but also very small consumer electronics aircraft.
Especially smaller drones are increasingly being used in the Europe Union (EU), but under a fragmented regulatory framework. Although national safety rules apply, the rules differ across the EU and a number of key safeguards are not addressed in a coherent way.
Horizon 2020 includes several actions involving drones including the Transport WP, SESAR JU, and more.
For drones-related winning projects under SESAR, see: