In Switzerland, skyguide is responsible for providing clearances for drone operations in the airspace in which the Air Traffic Control (ATC) approval is required. This includes airspace around airports and regional aerodromes. Skyguide’s U-Space Apps allow drone operators to get an overview of key restrictions and constraints on drone operations, those being general as well as location specific.
By using the apps, drone operators can create and manage the profile of the pilot and of the drone, thus being able to plan safe drone operations in time and space.
Drone operators will also be able to create a flight plan for operations exempt of air traffic control approval as well as flight plans for operations within CTRs (Control Zones) requiring air traffic control clearances.
Further, the app enables the operator by submitting a flight plan to view live manned aircraft flights and other unmanned operations at or around a specific location.
The following information in accordance with the current regulation in Switzerland is also available by using the U-Space Apps:
The displayed data is provided directly by skyguide and not by any third party. In the next months, more features, functionalities and services will be added to the apps, making those an invaluable tool for drone operators.
More information about the U-Space Apps and all its features is available here:
Skyguide’s U-Space Apps are available for download here: