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The lack of clear standards for drone regulation is holding back the development of drone-related business in Europe. To foster the growth of a safe drone usage and market, there is a need to implement coherent standards throughout Europe.

AW-Drones facilitates the on-going European Union regulatory process for the definition of rules, technical standards and procedures for drones. AW-Drones will provide a knowledge-base of “best practices” to support the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)’s regulatory process, and contribute to the identification and validation of a well-reasoned set of technical standards for operations, appropriate for all relevant categories of drones. The standards will be presented into an easy-to-navigate knowledge platform, open to all stakeholders.

To identify and validate the standards, AW-Drones brings together in a participative process all relevant stakeholders in the drone value-chain, including drone suppliers, operators, academia and regulators, to ensure that standards are adequate and as agreed upon as possible.


Deep Blue | CERTH | NLR | DJI Europe | DLR | FSF-MED | EUROUSC-Italia | Ortelio | TU-Delft | Unifly | IAI | B&C | Delair-Tech

Project coordinator
Damiano Taurino (Deep Blue):
Dissemination manager
Vera Ferraiuolo (Deep Blue):

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No 824292.