DEKRA Award 2022 – The winners

    Droniq GmbH

    Europe-wide first trial of the European Aviation Safety Agency's (EASA) U-Space concept with the aim of enabling safe drone use in urban regions.

    The submission
    The first U-Spaces could be established in Europe from 2023. This is a type of drone airspace that can be set up primarily in urban regions and is intended to ensure safe drone operations. The concept for this comes from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). Together with DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung (German Air Traffic Control), the Frankfurt-based Droniq GmbH insatz has demonstrated for the first time throughout Europe how the concept can be safely put into practice as part of the "U- Space Reallabor Hamburg" project, which was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport.
    Jury statement
    For the first time, Droniq has demonstrated how the use of drones in urban regions can be made safe and efficient. By putting the U-Space concept into practice and acting as a U-Space service provider, Droniq has not only demonstrated that the idea in question works; rather, Droniq has also shown how it can safely coordinate drone traffic in a U-Space as a USSP in the future.