Hans Christian Andersen Airport will develop a national UAS test center for unmanned aircrafts. It should meet the expected domestic and international market-driven demand for internationally approved testing facilities.
HCA Airport wants to meet researchers/ developers, manufacturers and subcontractors demand for suitable facilities where they can quickly test, document and approve their products so that they can be sold on the market nationally and internationally for both commercial and research use.
HCA Airport cooperates with the Public Transport Authority on the establishment of the procedures that will allow the airport to approve the flights of UAS. That way in the future customers would not have to applay for the permits trough Public Transport Authority, but instead HCA Airport, which could effectively grant the necessary permits, if the customer can meet the necessary requirements.
The goal is to continuously expand the airport authority and to expand our approved airspace, so it also includes the ability to fly out above the water. Today, it is for example not possible to fly out of sight ("beyond line of sight"), but it should become a possibility in the foreseeable future, as it will be attractive to certain customer segments.
More information about the Test center and the current facilities on the UAS Test center Denmark website.