Do you need
What we have

As operator

  • Start with Commercial RPAS (drone) operations in the Netherlands
  • To set up your compliant organisation, operation manuals and (flight) procedures
  • Waivers for special operations

As manufacturer

  • To set up your compliant design, production, and maintenance organisation
  • Support with the development of a regulation compliant RPAS (drone)
  • Development of a Detect And Avoid (DAA) System
  • Perform a RPAS qualification or certification

As authority

  • Development of Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) regulations
  • Integration of RPAS in the National Air Space (NAS)
  • Insight in the use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), Data Links (DL) and Remote Pilot Stations (RPS)

Abundant knowledge on Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, the operations, and the (expected) regulations and legislation.

Experience on the application of regulations and legislation to support you with:

  • Design, Production, and Maintenance
  • Qualification and Certification
  • Licencing and Training
  • Organisation approval
  • Flight manuals and (flight) procedures
  • Special operations (waivers)
  • Data Link (DL) application
  • Remote Pilot Station (RPS)

Contributed already to the JAA/Eurocontrol UAV Task Force and are currently involved in the writing of RPAS regulations with a.o. contributions to the EUROCAE WG 73 UAS and WG-93 Light RPAS on regulations and guidelines development.

The Netherlands RPAS Test Centre, where NLR has all required facilities for the execution of test- and training flights with RPAS, including experimental aircraft and aircraft from third parties.

Visit for explanation of the regulations Government information on regulations (in Dutch only).

Related Issues

  • Acceptable Means of Compliance (AMC)
  • Aircraft operator certificate (AOC)
  • Beyond line of sight (BLOS) operations
  • Certification specification (CS)
  • Detect and Avoid System (DAS)
  • Drones
  • Flight crew licencing (FCL)
  • Light Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS)
  • Light RPAS Regulations
  • Light Unmanned Aircraft System (LUAS)
  • Light Unmanned Rotorcraft System (LURS)
  • Maintenance organisation approval (MOA)
  • Production organisation approval (POA)
  • Qualified entity (QE)
  • Remote control station (RCS)
  • Remote pilot licensing (RPL)
  • Remote pilot station (RPS)
  • Remote pilot training
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Regulations
  • RPAS Airworthiness Certification
  • RPAS Class certification
  • RPAS Class I operations
  • RPAS Class II operations
  • RPAS Ground Control Station
  • Sense and avoid (SA)
  • Technical assessment
  • Type certification
  • Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) regulations
  • Unmanned aircraft regulations
  • Unmanned aircraft system (UAS) regulations
  • Visual line of sight (VLOS) operations