With the emergence of operations in low-level airspace comes the need to address society’s attitudes, expectation and concerns to this new type of air traffic. To that end, the SESAR JU DACUS project conducted a survey in 2020-21 to gain a better understanding of public perceptions. The survey results reveal a relatively positive attitude by respondents but some concerns were also flagged up.
The survey results reveal a relatively positive attitude by respondents towards drone operations and a recognition of the benefits in having services provided by drones in everyday life. However, the results also flagged up concerns about noise, safety and privacy considerations. These impressions match similar studies performed at the time of this survey.