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Digital Platform for Unmanned Aviation


Welcome to the Digital Platform for Unmanned Aviation (dipul). Thank you for your interest. All information provided on our website has been thoroughly checked. The Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) makes an effort to keep the information provided here up-to-date, accurate and complete. Errors may nevertheless occur. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that the information will always be complete, accurate and up-to-date. This applies especially to the designated geographical zones in accordance with section 21j in conjunction with section 21h of the German Rules of the Air Regulations (LuftVO). They are designated via the Digital Platform for Unmanned Aviation (dipul) for reasons of safety and security, privacy protection and environmental safety. Geographical zones for the purpose of geo-awareness in accordance with subsections 1-11 of section 21h(3) of the LuftVO and in accordance with section 21h(4) of the LuftVO must even be respected if the affected geographical zone is not designated.

Any legal recommendations, information and references are non-binding. They should not be taken as constituting legal advice.

Those who access and use this website do so at their own risk. The Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport neither accepts responsibility nor assumes any liability whatsoever for any damage, be it direct, indirect, coincidental or consequential damage or damage that can be determined precisely in advance, allegedly arising from or occurring in connection with access to and/or use of this website.

Our website includes links to sites operated by third parties and integrates third-party user interfaces. The Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) is not responsible for the contents of linked websites and integrated interfaces. The Ministry has selected these websites and interfaces carefully and checked their contents when the link was first created. However, they are ‘living’ (dynamic) cross-references. This means that the contents of linked websites may have been altered without the knowledge of the Ministry. We do not intend to continually monitor these sites, nor is such monitoring feasible. The Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) is not responsible for the contents and availability of websites accessed via external links on this website. The Ministry explicitly distances itself from any material that could give rise to criminal or civil liability or that may be offensive to some people. The provider of a linked website shall assume sole liability for any damages resulting from the use or non-use of the website.

We would like to avoid technical disruption wherever possible. Errors may occur when data are digitized. We cannot assume any liability for interruptions or other disruptions caused by incorrectly created files or incorrectly structured formats. The same applies to damage caused by computer viruses when files are retrieved or downloaded or caused by the installation or use of software

If different World Wide Web browsers are used, and because of different software settings, there may be differences in the way in which data are displayed.

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Users are asked to inform the editors of any unlawful or incorrect content on third-party websites that are linked to this website (even if there is a mere suspicion). General suggestions or questions regarding our website can be submitted via the following contact form:


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Accessibility statement

This accessibility statement applies to the sites at the following domains: www.uas-operations.de and www.dipul.de.

The Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport endeavours to make the Digital Platform for Unmanned Aviation (dipul) website accessible in accordance with the Act on Equal Opportunities for Disabled Persons (BGG) and the associated Ordinance on the Creation of Barrier-Free Information Technology (BITV 2.0).

Status of compatibility with the requirements

The accessibility requirements arise from sections 3(1) to (4) and 4 of BITV 2.0, which was adopted based on section 12d of the Act on Equal Opportunities for Disabled Persons (BGG).

The verification of compliance with the requirements is based on a self-evaluation carried out on 3 December 2021.

The assessment has shown that the website does not fully comply with the above requirements. The contents listed below do not meet accessibility standards for the following reasons:

  • dipul website
    • There are PDF documents that do not meet accessibility standards. They are identified as non-accessible at the respective location. These are mostly documents that the Ministry for Digital and Transport did not produce itself but provides as a service.
  • Map identifying the geographical zones. Creating an interactive map tool entails more complex requirements to implement accessibility than a traditional website. Therefore, the map tool does not yet meet accessibility standards. The assessment identified the following barriers which are currently being addressed:
    • Structural elements are lacking in some areas: headings, lists
    • The order of the keyboard navigation does not always make sense
    • Contrast in some sections is not sufficient. Our supplier is responsible for the contrasts on the map. If they offer a barrier-free version of the map in the future, we will integrate it.
    • Colours on the map have no alternatives
    • The tool is not fully usable without a mouse
    • Keyboard focus is not visible everywhere
    • Errors are not passed to screen reader
    • Responsive design (alignment and zoom) does not work properly

Date of creation or last update of the statement

This statement was created on 20 December 2021 and changed on 6 December 2022.

The statement was last reviewed on 17 January 2023.

Report barriers: Submit your feedback to the contact persons

Would you like to report access barriers on www.uas-betrieb.de or would you like to request information regarding implementation in line with accessibility standards? You can submit your feedback or any other information via the contact form, by post or telephone:

Contact form:

Bundesministerium für Digitales und Verkehr (BMDV)
Invalidenstr. 44
D-10115 Berlin

+49 30 18 300-0

Conciliation procedure

Should you feel discriminated against because www.uas-betrieb.de does not sufficiently meet accessibility standards, you can contact the German Conciliation Body in accordance with the Act on Equal Opportunities for Disabled Persons:

Schlichtungsstelle nach dem Behindertengleichstellungsgesetz bei dem Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für die Belange von Menschen mit Behinderungen
Mauerstraße 53
D-10117 Berlin

0049 30 18 527 2805

Email: info@schlichtungsstelle-bgg.de
Internet: www.schlichtungsstelle-bgg.de

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Search function

The Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport provides a comprehensive search function for the complete Digital Platform for Unmanned Aviation (dipul) website. You can search the webpages for any word.

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Reading, saving and printing PDF files

To read PDF files, you need a PDF reader. PDF readers are available as free software and enable you to view and print PDF documents on all common operating systems. If such software has not been installed on your computer, you can obtain information here about various PDF readers and download them free of charge. Wikipedia: List of PDF software (German only)

If no PDF reader has been installed on your computer, you can view PDF documents directly on your browser. If your browser does not support the software, save the file to your hard drive and open the file from there.

If you have problems displaying a PDF document, do not open it directly in your browser. Instead, save it on your computer and open it from there.

To save (download) a PDF file to your computer, right-click on the file and then left-click on ‘Save Target As’. Select the directory/folder in which you wish to save the file and confirm by clicking on the ‘Save’ button.

If you want to print a PDF file, open the file in your browser and then select the ‘Print’ option in your browser.

Please note that some of the downloads on our pages are read-only versions.

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Deleting cookies

To be able to offer you certain functions on our website, we use cookies (see our privacy statement). If you wish to remove any personal data or settings that might have been stored, you can delete the cookies in your browser settings.

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Picture credits

The source of the photo is normally stated directly below the photo. Photos for which this is not possible for technical or graphical reasons are from the following sources.

  • Adobe Stock / cloudvisual, Koto Amatsukami, Andrey Popov, ArLawKa, Yuriy
  • Pixabay 
  • Freepic / chevanon
  • Bundeswehr

 The rights to the photos used on this website have been established. Anyone who believes that, despite this, their rights have been violated should contact the publisher.

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All contents published on the website of the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (texts, graphics, pictures, layout, etc.) are subject to copyright and may not be used or published elsewhere or by other persons without the prior consent of the picture editors (contact).

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Legal effectiveness

This disclaimer is to be considered part of the website that is linked to this page. Should parts of or individual phrases in this text not reflect the current legal situation or no longer reflect it or not completely reflect it, this is without prejudice to the contents and validity of the other parts of the document.

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