We develop and produce our drones according to EASA standards.
Small series production
The production facility for our drones is equipped with large individual assembly tables. On these assembly tables we can simultaneously build two medium-sized UAS or a helicopter with a rotor circle of up to 3.0 m and a length of 3.5 m. You will look in vain for assembly line production at our site. Our production processes are designed for small series production and are partially automated.
The current production capacity is 6 drones of the type Kite 75 or Grabbit G6 per month. An expansion to 12 UAS per month is on the schedule.
UAS development and prototype production
The UAS prototype production takes place in the same production rooms. Several 3D printers are available for the prototype production, on which only draft samples are printed. For quality reasons, we have all 3D printed parts for serial production manufactured by an external service partner who is specialized in 3D printing.
On 11.06.2019, the EU Commission published new regulations for the operation of drones. These will come into force bindingly from 01.07.2020. The law currently in force in Germany is already based on the forthcoming EU regulation, but changes will still be necessary.
Delegated Regulation 2019/945
Implementing Regulation 2019/947
We have summarized the most important facts of the EU drone regulation for you:
Classification of flight systems into three different categories:
- Maximum flight altitude 120m above ground, so far it was only 100m in Germany
- Reorganisation of the weight limits
- Introduction of two new "drone driving licences" and a so-called LUC certificate
- Depending on the class assignment, drones must be registered
- Depending on the class, an Electronic ID may be required
The three different drone categories
Open Category - low operating risk
- no permits are required
- e according to risk there are minimum requirements, such as a "drone driving licence
Specific Category - increased operating risk
- the operator of the UAS must carry out a risk assessment
- a permit for operation is required
Certified Category - complex operating risk
- the certification and operation of the UAS is similarly complex as in manned aviation
- the pilot, the operator and the UAS must be certified
The Open Category is divided into different categories - A1 to A3 and drone classes C0 to C4.