New features for Droneguide platform

Conditions for accessing UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System) geographical zones will be directly available on the Droneguide platform. skeyes further improves the service provided to drone users, in collaboration with the Belgian Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) of the FPS Mobility and Transport. This will further enhance the safety of all airspace users.

New features

The Droneguide platform, which is intended to help drone users define where they can fly in Belgian airspace and under which conditions, is available on the website. In particular, it allows them to find out about the UAS geographical zones published in Belgium, in application of European legislation.

Additional services will be provided to drone users. Besides a direct availability of the conditions for accessing UAS geographical zones, drone users will also be able to download all information relating to UAS geographical zones in a digital format. This information relates to their geographical limits, access conditions and validity period. For accessing the Droneguide platform, drone users must always browse the website.

These new features had to be implemented before 31 December 2021 in accordance with European legislation. Being aware of the importance of these features for drone users, skeyes and BCAA did not wait for this deadline to make them available.

Johan Decuyper, skeyes CEO: "Our top priority is to ensure the safety of all airspace users and we have an important role to play in integrating drones into this airspace. By delivering new features to drone users, we provide them with ever better services while enhancing air safety. »

Dominique Dehaene

skeyes - Communication Manager & Spokesperson

Charlotte Van den Branden

Spokesperson, Federal Public Service (FPS) Mobility and Transport

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skeyes ensures the safety and efficiency of air traffic in Belgium 24/7. The skeyes air traffic controllers manage over 3,000 aircraft every day, which makes up over a million flight movements per year. The autonomous public company is active at the heart of Europe, in one of the busiest and most complex sections of airspace of the continent. skeyes is active at Brussels Airport and at the airports of Antwerp, Charleroi, Kortrijk, Liège and Ostend. Thanks to its CANAC 2 control centre skeyes manages the flight movements above Belgium and a part of Luxembourg up to an altitude of 7,500 metres (*). The company relies on its nearly 900 experienced staff members who are at the service of their customers: airline companies, airports, the aviation sector and the authorities. skeyes also develops innovating services regarding drones and contributes to a sustainable future of the aviation sector, among other things with respect to the environment.

skeyes is a member of FABEC, a joint airspace block (Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland) with the aim of improving air navigation efficiency in the heart of Europe in the framework of the Single European Sky.

(*) The upper airspace of the Benelux countries and North West Germany is managed jointly with the EUROCONTROL centre in Maastricht. 


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