Drone regulations in Austria
Last update on 25.04.2021 | 25 Kommentare
In this article, we explain the legal situation for the use of drones in Austria.
The EU Drone Regulation has been in force in Austria since December 31, 2020. This has largely harmonized the rules for remote pilots. You only have to register as an operator in one European country and your EU drone license is also recognized across countries.
If you want to register in Austria, you can do so via this link.
Overview of the European rules that apply in Austria
In Austria, the regulations of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) apply. The following is a summary of the key facts. For a complete overview, read our article on the new EU drone regulation.
National peculiarities in Austria
Each country can define certain aspects of its drone regulations. For Austria, the following requirements apply in addition to the European regulations.
E-mail: [email protected]
Telephone unmanned aerial vehicles: +4351703 7111
Austro Control is responsible for EU licenses in Austria. You can find information on the authority’s website. If you have already been a long-distance pilot in Austria, you can benefit from a transition phase. Examination certificates in combination with operating licenses remain valid until January 1st, 2022, but you cannot have them transferred to an EU license. This means that you will need one of the new licenses by 2022 at the latest if this is necessary for your maneuvers.
Your liability insurance for the drone must include coverage of at least 750,000 special drawing rights (equivalent to 900,000 euros, as of the beginning of February 2021).
Radio transmission is possible on the frequencies 2.5 GHz with a maximum of 10 mW and 5.8 GHz with a maximum of 25 mW.
We have researched the listed drone regulations for Austria to the best of our knowledge. We can not guarantee the correctness of the information. If you want to be on the safe side, please contact the competent aviation authority. Alternatively, you can also ask the embassy in your country for further information about the regulations. Please leave us a comment when you receive news and/or gain experience with your copter in Austria!