Drones 2017

Helsinki High Level Conference on Drones 2017

21st – 22nd November

The main European annual UAS event was held in Helsinki, where the key players of unmanned aviation gathered for a two-day high level meeting. The conference was hosted by Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

The conference included presentations and panel discussions by leading experts, policy makers and companies in the unmanned aviation community. Some of the themes were focusing on are the development of UTM systems in Europe, new business models, regulation needs, safety, security and privacy.

Drones Helsinki Declaration

(22 November 2017)

Videos of the Conference

Photos of the Conference

Twitter conversation #drone2017

Press releases:

Drones: Commission coordinates sector-wide efforts to offer commercial services in 2019 (The European Commission, 22 November 2017)

European drone experts scan the future in Helsinki (Finnish Transport Safety Agency, 21 November 2017)

Minister Berner and Commissioner Bulc discuss drone regulation and transport digitalisation (Ministry of Transport and Communications, 21 November 2017)




Commissioner Violeta Bulc

Minister Anne Berner

Executive Director Patrick Ky

Director General Civil Aviation Pekka Henttu



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