The new European regulation on drones, which will come into force in Switzerland next year, brings essential changes for drone operators. What are the main legal changes to be taken into account, and why are we adopting European law in Switzerland, when our national legislation is more liberal in some respects? This webinar will address these and other questions, with the aim of giving auditors an overview of the new applicable rules and requirements.


Webinar Date and Time: 12 November 2020, 16:00 CET

Speakers details

Lorenzo Murzilli – Swiss U-Space project manager and co-leader of the Innovation and Digitalization Unit (ID) – Swiss Federal office of Civil Aviation (FOCA)

Lorenzo is a graduated aerospace engineer, innovation manager and specialist in aviation, system safety and drones.
He co-leads the Swiss FOCA Innovation and Digitalization Unit creating cutting edge frameworks for seamless and safe integration of advanced technologies in the digital airspace of tomorrow.
Leader of the Joint Authorities for Rulemaking on Unmanned Systems WG-6 and Program Manager of the Swiss U-Space Implementation (SUSI) he oversees the risk management process and policy of all critical drones’ operations in Switzerland and works to improve the perception of unmanned aerial vehicles worldwide.
Lorenzo has been amongst the founding fathers of the Global UTM Association (GUTMA) where he is entrusted with the function of Treasurer and member of the executive board of directors.


Sandra Bodmer, Legal Advisor in the Innovation and Digitalization Unit  of the Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA)

After receiving her master degree in law, Sandra worked three years as a project manager for the special financement – an innovation fund at FOCA. Holding this position, she was following  the U-space project deployment in Switzerland at its early stages.

In 2019 Sandra joined the newly established ID team, which is setting the framework for all civil drone related activities in Switzerland. Within the team she is responsible for the implementation of the EU-Regulation on unmanned aircraft systems in Switzerland.


Marcel Kägi – Head of Strategy and co-leader of the Innovation and Digitalization Unit of the Federal Office of Civil Aviation of Switzerland (FOCA)

He is in charge of strategy development and implementation with the view to position Switzerland at the forefront of disruptive innovation trends, such as drones and UTM. Marcel coordinates and represents FOCA’s interests in national and international regulatory and policy making efforts in these areas. In his previous positions he was in charge of international aviation safety regulation and represented Switzerland in the administrative and budgetary committee (Fifth Committee) of the UN General Assembly. Marcel holds a Master’s degree in political science and law from the University of Bern, Switzerland, and an Executive Mater in Public Administration from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK.