Creating rules to improve safety
Almost 500,000 drones are currently being flown in Germany, and the tendency is increasing sharply. Of these, around 5 percent are used for commercial purposes. Completely new areas of the service sector are being created – with positive effects on new jobs and prosperity. However, drones are more and more frequently being sighted in the areas directly surrounding airports. This brings an increased danger that drones may collide with aircraft or impair flight operations. The boom is therefore throwing up some important questions in terms of security policy.
Drones flying close to German airports
Number of reported flight disruptions due to drones