Naviair and the Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority launched an app for drone pilots together with the Belgian software company Unifly, who specializes in safe integration of drones into the airspace.
The new app called “Droneluftrum” and the website www.droneluftrum.dk provides easy and reliable access to comprehensive information via an interactive map that shows the areas where drones can be used safely and legally as well as the areas where the use of drones is restricted or prohibited.
It is to be seen as an addition to www.droneregler.dk where you can find the rules, regulations, and restrictions that apply to drones in Denmark.
Game of Drones
Drones have become very popular all over the world in a short period of time. The number of drones in Denmark is also growing and this poses a challenge to the aviation industry as drones use the same airspace as manned aircraft. The real challenge is that a lot of drone operators do not know where they are allowed or not allowed to fly their drones.
“Our goal is to safely integrate drones into the existing air traffic system. With this app we aim to increase the level of safety in uncontrolled airspace and make it easier for the drone pilots to determine where they can operate without posing a threat to manned aviation. Droneluftrum will make it safer to use drones in the future.”, says Bo Pedersen, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Naviair.
“We are extremely proud to have been selected by Naviair to provide the Danish drone users with a practical way to get relevant and correct, up-to-date information about where they can fly their drones. Unifly seeks to improve aviation safety. We make it possible to integrate drone traffic into the airspace safely. One key element in this is to provide drone users with exact, up-to-date information about where they can fly. We take into account not only the aviation regulations, but also issues like security and privacy.With the Droneluftrum application, the complex aviation rules and regulations as well as temporary limitations are translated to a user-friendly and practical format. We look forward to serving the Danish market with our state-of-the-art technology to improve aviation safety.” remarked the CEO of Unifly, Marc Kegelaers.
The map clearly shows individual areas or facilities that may not be overflown, or which may only be overflown with restrictions. Such areas and facilities include airports and other protected airspaces, hospitals, industrial and energy facilities, police and military premises, waterways, motorways, railway lines and nature reserves.
How to get started
To use the app, users have to activate location services on their handheld devices such as smartphones or tablets. They also need to register and can do so for more than one device. The app is available as of today and is free of charge. It is compatible with iOS and android operating systems and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.