The Municipality of Riviera informs that on January 6, 2023, the Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) issued the authorization to operate the former Lodrino military airport to the Municipality of Riviera. The news was officially announced today through a press conference organized at Riviera Airport.This news was also positively welcomed by the Swiss Drone Base Camp (SDBC), the first competence center of Switzerland Innovation Park Ticino.
In fact, the change of use of the airport, among other things, implies permission for drones to fly in a designated area. This represents a unique value proposition for an airport site and will enable the development of projects by companies that will locate at the center as well as existing firms already active on site.
The Switzerland Innovation Park Ticino is a site associated to the Park Zurich.