Making large-scale drone operations a reality requires a complete ecosystem of systems and technologies, both on the ground and in the air. Moreover, as the number of drones in flight continues to grow, it is important to focus not just on the platform itself but also on airspace management considerations.
In 2012, the French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) published an initial law that sought to enhance safety during civil drone operations. The accompanying regulatory scenarios provided an all-important boost for the domestic drone industry, placing France at the forefront of the sector globally. The European Commission, via the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), subsequently decided to harmonize the legislative framework governing the use of civil drones.