Drones for professional applications, such as the transport of parcels or medical shipments, are on the rise worldwide. Flanders is playing an important role in the development of this niche sector in the aviation industry.
For example, Sint-Truiden, in Flanders’ easternmost province of Limburg, is home to the DronePort campus – located at a former military airport. The campus includes offices, a start-up incubator and test facilities where drone pilots can experiment in controlled test zones. Another unique factor is that drones can be tested in combination with manned flights.