About

UAS Test & Aerospace Business center in the heart of Europe!

DronePort has the ambition to become one of Europe’s leading UAS test & business centers.

Situated in the heart of Europe, DronePort is the perfect place to establish your UAS or aerospace 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.

... plenty of future!

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! 

Our  Industry park of 15 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 big 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!

team

LRM

LRM is an investment company that develops and stimulates economic growth in Limburg.

We provide a solid foundation, allowing companies and projects, which create jobs in Limburg, to grow. Our financial means and economic expertise, together with Limburg’s key assets, create a unique breeding ground.

www.lrm.be

Sint-Truiden

Sint-Truiden is situated in the heart of Haspengouw, a region acknowledged for its agriculture and fruit.

The cross fertilization with technology will lead the City towards a sustainable and competitive future and generate durable employment for next generations.

www.sint-truiden.be

Sint-Truiden

DronePort is one of the SALK projects of the Flemish Government and the Province Limburg.

The SALK program was established to relaunch the economy and create durable employment in the area.

www.vlaanderen.be

Board of directors

  • Stijn Bijnens Stijn Bijnens LRM CEO
  • Veerle Heeren Veerle Heeren Mayor City of Sint-Truiden Federaal volksvertegenwoordiger
  • Paul De Ceuster Paul De Ceuster LRM Head of Space & Experience
  • Sven Bogaerts Sven Bogaerts LRM Senior Investment Manager
  • Pascal Vossius Pascal Vossius Stad Sint-Truiden Schepen Economie
  • Bart Lammens Bart Lammens AGOST Directeur