Know more about our UAS Test Site for civil air systems:
BCN Drone Center has a segregated airspace of 5.000 hectares (50 km 2 ) with a flying altitude of up to 4.500 feet AMSL (1371 m), enabling the performance of experimental flights Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) or at higher altitudes, being much easier to get flight approvals for any type of UAS, even those above 25 kg or 3 meters wingspan.
The Test Site has all necessary infrastructure to carry out any R&D testing program:
Ground control station
The facilities are placed in the middle of an outdoor laboratory, set in the 14 hectares of proprietary terrain, where in addition of the two runways the users can find multiple targets to calibrate and validate their sensors and experiments. Furthermore, there are equiped rooms to install any required elements for any testing or flight demonstration.
BCN Drone Center Test Site and spaces can be booked by days, weeks or months in order to conduct any of the following activities:
Develop and test your UAS in the safest environment.
Get access to hangar, office and workshop in the airfield.
Technical and business experts will be at your disposal for the success of your project.
Test and evaluate your UAS before releasing them to the market.
Use our evaluation equipment’s to test your systems following current standards
Speed up your certification process with our experts in order to comply with standards and regulations.
UAS Pilot Training: Get your STS practical licence while training at our unique test site with all the facilities needed.
UAS Applications Workshop: Get to know more about UAS technology and applications with leading professionals of the sector.
Bring your own instructors and/or take advantage of our testing pilots.
Impress your clients performing demos and shows in a professional venue with airfield and conference rooms.
Forget about logistics, we take care of everything.
We help you reach more people to attend your event.
Fly your multicopter, fixed-wing or VTOL in the best environment. Use enhanced precision positioning systems. Take photogrammetry to the next level. Check the real spatial resolution of your sensors.
Main runway (02/20): 150 x 16 m.
Secondary runway (08/26): 50 x 25 m.
RTK & dGPS coverage
50+ High Precision Ground Control Points
Effective resolution panels
Radiometric resolution targets
We have everything you need at your disposal:
Hangar and Office space
Workshops with a full stock of spare parts so nothing stops your flight testing
Ground Control Station
1 polyvalent dome of 75m2, 2 of 50m2
Training and meeting room
Lounge and small bedroom (for long missions)
The strategic location ensures optimal flying conditions, total privacy, and easy access to Barcelona city center.
Remote with very low population density
Only 1h away from Barcelona city center and airport
330 VFR days a year (90%)
Rich natural diversity for remote sensing
We have different UAV testing platforms available for use in your project:
Electric multirotors with different cargo capacities
Electric VTOLs with different cargo capacities
Electric fixed-wings with different cargo capacities
Fuel powered fixed-wing with 24h+ endurance and 7kg payload capacity
Sensors: visible, thermal, multispectral, hyperspectral & LiDAR
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