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New drone regulation

For the time being, the existing national law applies to drones in Switzerland.

Link drone regulation BAZL

FAQ Drone regulation 2020

Dear members

You will receive the statement SFCD with UAV DACH e.V. on EASA NPA 2020-07 "Unmanned aircraft system beyond visual line operations over populated areas or assemblie...

SFCD is new cooperation partner of UAV DACH

From now on our members benefit from the cooperation partnership with UAV DACH and get access to all working groups where they can actively participate.

The UAV DACH e.V. exists since the year 2000 and is the largest and most experienced German speaking professional association for unmanned aviation in Europe. It represents the int...

UAS OPS survey by UVS International online

Online survey

Click on the link to go to the survey. The survey ends on 8 June 2020.


The UAS OPS survey by UVS International

The UAS OPS survey by UVS International will be online from 25 May 2020.

The link for the survey will also be published here on 25 May 2020. The Board of Directors encourages the members of the SVZD to participate in the survey.

The UAS OPS survey of UVS International is based on an operations oriented approach (not drones specific). Therefore no difference is made between size, dimensions, configuration o...

Notifikation - To UVS International Members

This is a notification to association members that are part of the European drone operator community to inform them of 2 upcoming surveys that have been created in the framework of the AW-Drone Project (, which is funded by the European Union in the context of the Horizon 2020 Programme.

This will be a unique opportunity for the European drone operator community to make its voice heard.

Note: A similar survey for non-European drone operators will be set out in e...

EASA Update "Standard Scenarios Class Specific"

Commission implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/639 of 12 May 2020

amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947 as regards standard scenarios for operations executed in or beyond the visual line of sight

(Text with EEA relevance)


Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 of the European Parliament and of the ...

General Assembly 2020 (financial year 2019)

Since today still nobody can estimate, when the ban on assembly will be lifted and a physical general assembly will become possible again, this general assembly will be carried out in writing. Because in order to remain capable of acting as association, it needs the agreement of the association members entitled to vote for the activities in the current association year.

On 16 March 2020, the Federal Council issued an emergency ordinance which provides for a written assembly facility for associations (paragraph 6a of the emergency ordinance 2 on me...

SFCD NEWS "EASA Delegated Regulation 2019/945 and Implementing Regulation 2019/947

The adoption of the two regulations will soon be decided by the Joint Aviation Committee.

The Delegated Regulation 2019/945, which has been applicable in the EU since July 2019, will therefore also apply in our country from July 2020. This guarantees Swiss industry equal...

Drone landing pad on the roof

The Switzerland Innovation Park Biel is planning a drone landing pad on the roof of the new building.

The new building is currently being erected and will be occupied in Q1/2021. In addition to the new building, the new campus of the Bernese technical school is being built.


New drone regulation from 1 January 2021

The adoption of European drone regulation was planned in Switzerland as of 1 July 2020. As a result of the Corona crisis, the EU Commission has decided that the application of Regulation (EU) 2019/947 will be postponed by six months to 1 January 2021. This means that the current Swiss regulation on the operation of drones will remain in force until the end of 2020.

The EU regulation distinguishes between three different categories for the operation of unmanned aerial vehicles. The vast majority of drones, especially in the recreational sector...

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.