Indoor drone centre

Image: Hans Roggen
The indoor drone centre in Hangar 1 offers the ideal opportunity to test, train and practice with drones. With its dimensions of 72 by 37 metres and a height of 12 metres, the possibilities in the former aircraft hangar are massive.

Hangar 1 offers the possibility of testing unmanned systems such as drones and related technologies, irrespective of the weather conditions. There is sufficient working space to make any needed adjustments and resume the research programme immediately. The hangar can be fully locked to prevent unwanted visitors from entering during testing.

The unique combination of an indoor drone centre – with its own workspaces and briefing/training rooms – and the wide availability of the outdoor flightbox enables trainers to create an optimal learning and training environment.

The indoor drone centre can be used five days a week. Flight slots can be reserved online and will be available in subscription form to stakeholders in the ecosystem by mid-2020.

From the end of 2020 it will be possible to rent short-stay office space (in 3-month slots, from 20 m2) adjacent to the indoor drone centre.

T2 aircraft hangars
Hangar 1 was originally a so-called T2 aircraft hangar. This type of hangar was developed in England during the Second World War as a hangar suitable for disassembly and transportation. Ultimately, several hundred of these hangars were built. Hangar 1 dates from 1944 and was rebuilt in 1947 at the current location.

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