Drone Laws

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is currently in the legislative process concerning UAS (unmanned aircraft systems) regulations. Therefore, the Directorate of Civil Aviation (DAC) has published a list of recommendations for all UAS users/drone pilots. As drone racing pilots, we picked the most important ones for you:

  • permission by the Directorate of Civil Aviation (DAC) has to be granted for every mission
  • No general authorization is granted to UAS operators, as all UAS operation authorizations are mission specific
  • The UAS operator / pilot must dispose of a signed authorization of the landowner, allowing him to perform UAS operations on his property
  • No flights above 50 meters above ground are allowed
  • No people, animals, railways or highways shall be overflown
  • No UAS operations are allowed in an area of 2 km around any heliport or aerodrome and in an area of 5 km around Luxembourg International Airport
  • The working area must be clearly delimited from public access
  • The UAS pilot must always keep direct eye contact with the UAS and land immediately on approach of any manned aircraft
  • All UAS operations have to be covered by a public liability insurance

Please find the full list of recommendations, especially important for filming and photography drones, here.

On this MAP, you can find all restricted areas, where it is forbidden to fly.

In case of any doubt or question, please contact us and we’ll try to help you find the answers you were looking for!