Category 2

Find here information about requirements which may be relevant if you apply for a permit to fly unmanned aircraft of category 2

If an operator is to be granted a permit for category 2, the unmanned aircraft must meet some basic requirements:

  • The maximum take-off mass of the aircraft shall be more than 7 kg, but no more than 25 kg.
  • The aircraft will only be flown within the pilot's visual line of sight.

In addition to these basic requirements, there are specific requirements applying to operations with category 2.

Please note that all the requirements above must be met. If not, you must apply for a permit for a higher category, or a permit for category 5.

The pilot must have completed training on the relevant type of unmanned aircraft system, and shall also pass the Swedish Transport Agency's practical and theoretical exam before the permit is issued. The pilot shall possess knowledge of air law and ATC procedures found in AMC1 FCL.210; FCL.215 in Part-FCL.

Read more about qualification requirements for pilots.

Application

To apply for a permit for category 2, please use the form Application for permit for operations with unmanned aircraft of category 2.

Validity of the permit

Unless the Swedish Transport Agency revokes the permit or the permit holder voluntarily cancels the permit, a permit for category 2 will be valid for an unspecified period of time.

The permit will only be valid for operations carried on in Sweden.

Modifications to the permit

If you need to add or change anything in an issued permit, you have to apply for this to the Swedish Transport Agency. Also, you have to inform the Swedish Transport Agency if your operations will cease. Remember to do so before 1 January in order to avoid having to pay the annual fee for the coming year.

Please apply for modifications to the permit on the form Apply for modified permit for operations with unmanned aircraft of category 2

How to cancel a permit

If you wish to cancel your permit, you have to notify the Swedish Transport Agency before 1 January in order to avoid having to pay the annual fee for the coming year.

Cancel your permit by notifying the Swedish Transport Agency on luftfart@transportstyrelsen.se.

Regulations

Within Sweden, the design, production, modification, maintenance and operation of civil unmanned aircraft are regulated by the Swedish Transport Agency’s Regulations (TSFS 2017:110) on Unmanned Aircraft. (swedish only)

Contact us

Swedish Transport Agency
Civil Aviation and Maritime Department
601 73 Norrköping, Sweden
Telephone: +46 771 503 503
fb-uas@transportstyrelsen.se