Extensive Testing Possibilities
Situated in the heart of Europe, DronePort is the perfect place to establish your UAS or aviation business and benefit from the extensive testing possibilities and ecosystem of research, startups and corporate companies in this exciting new market.
Already since the beginning of the 20th century the airport of Brustem has been one of the major aviation centers in Belgium and Europe. The airport played an important role in world war II and from there on was one of the leading training centers for Belgian military aviation. In 1996 the site was decommissioned and military activity was re-allocated.
In 2013 first plans were made by the local government of the City of Sint-Truiden to revive the site beyond its former glory and launch it into the 21st century of aviation.
DronePort is setting up a unique ecosystem, infrastructure, and services to facilitate research, innovation and entrepreneurship in the aerospace and UAV market. DronePort Incubator is the home for startups, organizations and research teams developing, producing or servicing this new market. Our incubator promotes cross-fertilization between research, product development. The basis for innovation and entrepreneurship!
The Next Wave in Aviation
Our Industry park of 28 ha is the perfect place to establish your company and connect to an ecosystem of innovative companies and testing grounds in this sector. Our DronePort test facilities guarantee segregated airspace giving you the opportunity to test and demonstrate new applications to customers and train UAV pilots. All test grounds are managed by Limburg Regional Airport in close collaboration with the Belgian CAA to guarantee safe operations. Furthermore, we also have specialized testing grounds for specific UAV applications like agriculture & fruit at PCFruit. If you want to be part of the next wave in aviation, DronePort is your place in Europe!