New "SafeDrone" Platform Minimizes Risks for Pilots and Drones
"SafeDrone by Lufthansa Technik" is a new initiative for minimizing
uncertainties and risks in unmanned aviation. The open and completely
transparent platform allows collaboration between all interested
market players and provides them with direct access to recognized
standards for technology, quality and security in the use of drones.
A basic package is available free of charge for drone pilots and
service providers and their aircraft that allows them to register and
become qualified as well as certified under the "SafeDrone Code of
Conduct". In addition to an introduction to unmanned aircraft
systems, components, and flight and control fundamentals,
participants also receive basic training in flight safety,
aerodynamics and meteorology. Every participant receives a safe flyer
certificate upon completing the training.
The contents of the free online training were compiled by experts at
Lufthansa Technik and Lufthansa Aviation Training under consideration
of the requirements of several regional aviation authorities. This
will ensure optimal awareness and competency among service providers
and pilots in the safe and responsible use of their drones.
"As members of the 'SafeDrone' community, registered users receive
online access to checklists and up-to-date information in addition to
an identification plate for their drones," says project team member
Olaf Ronsdorf. Moreover, customers also receive premium discounts
when taking out liability insurance for their drones. The package
will be extended continually for discerning and professional users
with the inclusion of additional components.