ENAIRE launches its web application to fly drones safely

- Madrid, Spain.

ENAIRE, a company of the Development Group that manages air navigation in Spain, has launched the ENAIRE Drones web application to fly this type of aircraft safely in our airspace.

drones.enaire.es is a commitment to technological innovation, digital transformation and the commitment to improve air navigation services to users according to the strategic plan of ENAIRE called "Flight Plan 2020" and the Strategic Plan for the development of the civil sector of drones in Spain led by the Ministry of Development.

ENAIRE Drones offers assistance to pilots and operators of remotely piloted aircraft (RPAS). It provides aeronautical data and information that facilitates the identification of possible restrictions to fly drones in a given airspace in accordance with current legislation.

With the help of this web application, the operators of these aircraft have the possibility to plan the flight, read warnings and alerts in advance to fly a drone.

This free web application presents on a map the airspace of Spain with the areas where the use of drones is allowed as well as the areas to avoid, for example, those that contain sensitive fauna, air control areas near airports, heliports, aerodromes , military bases or natural parks that require additional permission to fly this type of aircraft.

The information available in ENAIRE Drones comes from the aeronautical publication AIP Spain where ENAIRE publishes all the information related to restricted areas, procedures, maneuvers and periodic updates that airspace users should know. To see last-minute updates on activities such as air festivals or restricted areas during a certain time, it is necessary to always consult the aeronautical notices, called NOTAM, and also published by ENAIRE.

ENAIRE Drones is available from the ENAIRE.es website and shows the information that can be consulted from any desktop or mobile device.

To explain how this web application works ENAIRE has made this video: https://youtu.be/Ugz8ySj3tjs

Sector data

The growth of the drone sector has led the State Aviation Safety Agency (AESA) to register almost 3,000 operators and 74 authorized schools for the drone pilot course.

According to the data provided by AESA, there are currently more than 3,754 pilots and more than 4,375 aircraft enabled for professional use that can be consulted at drones.enaire.eswhere to fly safely.

It should be remembered that drones are not a toy and it is important to follow the recommendations, as well as respect the prohibitions of the State Agency for Aerial Safety when flying a drone included in Royal Decree 1036/17. If the flight is developed beyond the visual range (BVLOS) of the pilot, the operator must request permission from ENAIRE, as airspace manager, through a form available on ENAIRE.es.

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