Tune in to this DroneTalks interview with Francine Zimmermann, Director Aviation Policy and Strategy Division at Federal Office of Civil Aviation Switzerland (FOCA). We discuss the Swiss drone industry market as one of the largest in the world per capita and reveal Switzerland’s plan to implement the European drone regulations 2019/945 and 2019/947.
We explore why Switzerland is a top priority market for drone delivery companies and what non-swiss operators can expect from the country regarding the upcoming European U-space regulation: what is possible in Switzerland today? What will be possible in the coming years for BVLOS and advanced risk assessment practices? What is the Swiss U-Space Implementation SUSI focus?
Finally, Francine reveals her plans for integrating drones, UTM and U-space innovative technologies within the broader aviation system and her vision to develop policies that provide fair access to the airspace to everyone.
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Lorenzo is a graduated aerospace engineer, innovation manager, and specialist in aviation, system safety, and drones.
Lorenzo is the Founder & CEO of Murzilli Consulting, a digital consulting agency focused on aviation.
Leader of the Joint Authorities for Rulemaking on Unmanned Systems WG-6 he oversights the work of more than 100 professionals in several task forces developing recommendations for safety and risk management of drones operations worldwide.
Guest lecturer at the Zürich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) and at the Xihua University, previously with Leonardo, Pilatus Aircraft, and the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation, Lorenzo has developed a striking ability to boost innovation in safety-critical environments and enjoys exploring the intersection of safety and disruptive technologies that can advance the human race forward.
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