Do you have a clear vision for the further development of the European drone sector? On which fronts should the EU give way to drones and their applications? What do you think about electric forms of manned aviation? Do you see opportunities for parcel delivery drones? And if so, what needs to be done to make that possible? The European Commission would like to hear from you what you think about the future of the drone sector.
European Commission requests feedback on Drone Strategy 2.0
The European Commission calls on drone operators and other stakeholders active in the field of unmanned aerial vehicles to express their views on a drone strategy 2.0 for Europe to promote sustainable and smart mobility. The roadmap will be open for feedback for 4 weeks from June 4, 2021, to July 2, 2021.
The EU must ensure the safe and efficient development of a drone ecosystem. In its strategy for sustainable and smart mobility, the Commission announced its plan to adopt a drone strategy 2.0 by 2022 to develop drones as a vector for the smart and sustainable mobility of the future.
This initiative aims to enable drones to contribute through digitization and automation to a new offering of sustainable services and transport, taking into account possible civil/military technological synergies.
“The development of drone services (unmanned aerial vehicle systems), supported by a competitive industry, can strongly support Europe’s dual transition towards a green and digital economy and contribute to the recovery after COVID-19 and the future resilience of the EU economy . From daily commutes, goods delivery to the smooth functioning of global supply chains and the development of a broad spectrum of new applications and services, drones are an engine of our economic and social lives. The European Green Deal, as the new growth strategy for the EU, calls for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the development of digitalisation. In this regard, the transport system as a whole needs to be made smart and sustainable, using electric and hydrogen powered aircraft. The Communication on the European Green Deal therefore announced a strategy for sustainable and smart mobility, which was adopted by the Commission in December 2020. In the strategy for sustainable and smart mobility, the Commission announced its intention to adopt a drone strategy 2.0 by 2022 to explore the full potential of drones to contribute to the maintenance of a well-functioning single market. Drone applications can also greatly contribute to the digital transformation of many companies contributing to Europe’s digital strategy goals. Promoting civilian/defense synergies in this critical technology area is an important factor in achieving these goals.”
Feedback on Drone Strategy 2.0
This roadmap is open for feedback for 4 weeks. Feedback is included in the further development and fine-tuning of the initiative. The Committee will summarize the input received in a synopsis report explaining how the input will be adopted and, if applicable, why certain suggestions cannot be adopted.
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