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We are creating new paths for Industry 4.0. For companies that blaze forward in the digital revolution. For decision-makers with a pioneering spirit who believe in the opportunities presented by autonomous drones. For optimisers who want to improve existing processes with advanced drone solutions.

The next level

Until now, there was no complete solution for the challenge of centrally and simultaneously controlling drone fleets in different locations around the world. HHLA Sky has developed just such a platform. It can clearly and easily map out the fleet planning, scheduling, flight and data preparation.

The HHLA Sky drone system:

  • Is a thoroughly developed end-to-end solution
  • Stands out through automation and integration of the highest degree
  • Was developed for operations in critical infrastructure – for example high-security areas of company properties
  • Enables the simultaneous operation of over 100 autonomous drones beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS)
  • Harmonises complex processes – from regulations imposed by the aviation authorities to the planning and controlling of flights to integration into other systems
  • Can be rolled out worldwide

We would be happy to show you how:

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The HHLA Sky drone system in detail
The technology behind it


Efficiently organising drone traffic – UDVeo

Project of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, BMVI
Coordinator: Helmut Schmidt University / University of the Federal Armed Forces in Hamburg

In collaboration with our partners, we are developing a comprehensive legal-technical concept for the management of drone traffic. The goal of the project is establishing an official or officially-sanctioned agency that coordinates automated drone traffic. The organisation of the complete process leading to the registration, planning and execution of drone flights will be supported by software, and drone traffic will be integrated into air traffic and the regular transport business.


Stories and press releases

German Innovation Award goes to HHLA Sky

HHLA Sky wins the German Innovation Award in the start-up category. With the first Integrated Drone Control Center that can manage and remotely control 100 drones simultaneously. Via LTE or 5G anywhere in the world.

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Flying supervision

Drones inspect assets at the Port of Hamburg and operate maintenance flights along the Speicherstadt. Matthias Gronstedt, one of the two managing directors of HHLA Sky, explains how UAS are used at the terminal operator HHLA and what applications are considered for the industry.

Read the VDMA interview

IFOY Audit 2021: Integrated Drone Control Centre certified as Best in Intralogistics

At the IFOY TEST DAYS 2021 in Dortmund trade fair HHLA Sky’s Integrated Drone Control Centre successfully passed the audit of IFOY award candidates. The software is now certified as: Best in Intralogistics.

The jury tested and evaluated criteria such as the solution's innovation potential, cost-effectiveness, energy efficiency, sustainability, safety, and ergonomics.

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With a faresighted system to the future

HHLA’s newest technical system has six propellers and can move far beyond the port: The engineers and software specialists at HHLA Sky have developed a drone system that is globally unique and can be used in the industrial sector. It allows operators to simultaneously monitor more than 100 aircraft, even if they have flown hundreds of kilometres beyond their visual line of sight.

Read the HHLA magazine report

The flying ace

Sven Howar has been the operations manager and a drone pilot at HHLA Sky right from the start. Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG’s start-up intends to establish itself in the new market for drone services.

Read portrait on hhla.de


Let’s talk about your project

Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Gronstedt


Managing Director

Phone +49 40 3088-3216

Mobile +49 171 9704455

Dr.-Ing. Lothar Müller


Managing Director

Phone +49 40 3088-3949

Mobile +49 175 3409751

Hasibullah Mirzada


Service Manager

Phone +49 40 3088-3230

Mobile +49 151 56614326