As GERMAN UNMANNED AVIATION ASSOCIATION, we are committed to the sustainable and, above all, safe development of the unmanned aircraft systems market. One of the central tasks of the association is to reveal not only the many opportunities offered by the widespread use of unmanned aircraft systems but also the challenges associated with it. Unmanned aircraft systems – colloquially referred to mostly as drones – are the fastest-growing industry segment in the world. They are the core of the future technology of the 21st century. This makes it all the more important to identify and limit at an early stage any security risks that could arise from civil unmanned aviation. We therefore promote the creation of uniform rules and standards for the safe operation of unmanned aircraft systems at the international, European and national levels. The enormous potential of the new technology can only be exploited to the full with a binding set of rules.