Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Industry update

Azur Drones receives first autonomous flight authorisation in Northern Europe

With its Skeyetech drone-in-box solution, Azur Drones recently obtained its first autonomous flight authorisation in Northern Europe, thereby opening the path to an operational deployment on an Oil&Gas sector major player’s site. The French autonomous drone will carry out safety and operations support missions there.

Specific category SORA

The Denmark Civil Aviation Administration has just authorised the use of Skeyetech autonomous drone in the Copenhagen area, thereby consecrating the reliability of the French system and its compliance with the new European regulatory requirements.

With this authorisation issued following a risk analysis (SORA: Specific Operational Risk Assessment) approved by the EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency), Azur Drones confirms its position as a precursor in innovating drone operations. For several years, the company has been contributing to regulatory works at the international level to make autonomous flights a standard.


In 2019, it was the first to obtain a generic flight authorisation from the French Civil Aviation Authority for autonomous operations carried out remotely by security personnel that does not meet remote pilot training requirements. Ever since, the company has been deploying its systems in Europe and the Middle East. Currently, Skeyetech is the most frequently deployed autonomous drone system in the world with over 150 users and 10,000 operational flights.

Wiebe de Jager

Wiebe de Jager is the founder of Dronewatch (available in Dutch and English). Wiebe is an experienced drone pilot (EASA Specific category certified) and has published a number of bestselling books about drone photography and cinematography.

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