Swiss Drone Base Camp is headquartered in Lodrino, about 15 km from Bellinzona. We are based at the former military airport, now under the management of the municipality of Riviera, following authorization from the Federal Office for Civil Aviation (FOCA) starting January 6, 2023.
Our operational area comprises two distinct sections:
- Control Tower: This section, with rented space managed by Riviera Airport SA, houses the offices of Swiss Drone Base Camp and associated companies. It also offers rooms to rent for meetings and training sessions.
- Airport runway: With a length of 773 meters and a width of 40 meters, our airport runway provides direct access for flight tests and training activities. Notably, there are no air traffic services on site, meaning that aircraft crews only transmit essential information to ensure smooth and safe operations.
Moreover, our strategic location places us in proximity to various aviation companies such as RUAG AG, Karen SA, Heli TV, EOS Helicopter, and Air Evolution LTD. The zone is still under development, which allows SDBC to take advantage of the interesting growth possibilities that lie ahead.