SFCD is a member of UVS International since 2015



EIS International

  • The name of the association is: Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, hereinafter also referred to as "Unmanned Vehicle Systems International": "UVS International". Both names may be used independently of each other.


  • UVS International is based in The Hague, the Netherlands.


  • UVS International is a non-profit association whose general objective is to represent the interests of the unmanned systems community (air, ground, marine & space), hereinafter referred to as the "US" and "US Community" respectively.

The objectives of UVS International are

  • To promote the development, production and use of the USA on all scales and in all classes.
  • To promote the future civil and commercial exploitation of the United States.
  • Facilitate the exchange of information and cooperation in the U.S. among industry (manufacturers & operators), national & regional government agencies (civil & military), national aviation authorities, universities, training organizations, research & development centers, international organizations and all other relevant stakeholders.
  • To take action to promote the introduction and adoption of national, regional and international regulations and laws regarding the use of the United States. 
  • Promote the introduction of standards, certification and traffic management norms related to the United States at the national, regional and international levels. 
  • Promote the establishment and adoption of acceptable insurance standards, classifications, and terminology related to the U.S. at the national, regional, and international levels. 
  • Promotion of fair competition. 
  • Provide a means for establishing regional and international consensus positions on issues of importance to the U.S. community. 
  • Give the US community a voice at the regional and global levels. 
  • Provide a forum to identify and explore business opportunities and areas of interest for the benefit of the U.S. regional or international community. 
  • Facilitate the coordination of national regulatory efforts at the regional and global levels to promote harmonization. 
  • Initiate and coordinate national, regional, and international U.S. promotional efforts, which may include conferences, workshops, exhibitions, and educational events.
  • To promote and encourage regional and international industrial cooperation.
  • Maintain relations with national, regional and international organizations for the benefit of its members. 
  • To provide a forum for potential users to present their requirements.
  • Centralizing US-related information, regulatory and other reference documents.
  • Keep members informed of international developments in US-related matters.
  • Promote cooperation between industry, R&D organizations, and academic institutions.
  • Investigate and consider possible solutions to all U.S.-related problems, particularly scientific, technical, socioeconomic, social, documentary, insurance, and legal problems.
  • And to do everything related to this, in the broadest sense of the word, and always with respect for existing safety standards or with the intention of improving them.
Map of the Federal Office for Civil Aviation

Where can I fly everywhere?

The Federal Office of Civil Aviation will show you the zones with restrictions for model aircraft and drones and the official aeronautical map of Switzerland.