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SDS delivers comprehensive, adaptable, and cross-disciplinary solutions for projects of any scale. As a leading full-service provider, they offer expert consultancy on drone solutions, training, specialized risk analysis, and regulatory authorizations.

The company is committed to ensure that non-certified drones weighing over 250g can continue flying even after the transition rules expire, keeping them accessible outside urban areas. With the new regulations, regardless of the risk analysis framework you operate under – STS, PDRA, or SORA – both training and operation manuals are essential requirements.

SDS is dedicated to provide the necessary assistance, allowing you to enjoy your passion for flying drones to the fullest.

Interview with Ulrik Rasmussen, CEO of Scandinavian Drone Solutions ApS.

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

Ulrik Rasmussen: 

E.E: What’s the news about new products/services?

U.R: SDS is developing a semi-automatic SORA through a generic software tool, which will significantly lower the costs of obtaining a SORA.

In addition, SDS is developing an App, which will ensure compliance with the EU-regulations, i.e. it documents in an automated way that you actually follow the plans stipulated in your SORA application. This is a prerequisite for a system for legal flight of BVLOS in the EU, which SDS is also working on.

E.E: What is the state of the market where you are currently active?

U.R: The Drone market for operations in Europe is growing, but is hindered by EU-regulation, which is differently interpreted by the local CAA in each country, and not constantly applied over time in each country.

This is the largest obstacle for the drone industry in Europe, both for operators and manufacturers.


E.E: What are the most innovative products/services marketed?

U.R: SDS will point to the newly developed drones by DroneVolt as some of the most innovative product in the market. The need to get less dependent on DJI and Chinese manufacturers in general, that will be crucial for the ability to fly safe and to comply with the law.

E.E: What estimations do you have for 2024?

U.R: In Denmark there is a new drone strategy coming up and hopefully it will address some of the problems that the industry faces today. Unfortunately, the willingness from the political side has until now been limited, but it might be a nice surprise this time.

Secondly SORA 2.5 is also on the doorstep and will soon be released for the public.