How can industrial park operators ensure sustainable competitive advantages through the systematic and concerted use of drones? This question was the focus of the project initiated by Titus Research GmbH “Use of UAS to strengthen and develop regional industrial and power plant locations” using the example of “Black Pump” in Lusatia. According to the project partners, the result of the project funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) as part of the “Company Revier” initiative to support structural change in the large lignite regions of Germany are concrete simulation models that can also be transferred to comparable industrial areas in Germany and Europe can be. Almost half of the participants in the “Drone Readiness Analysis”, the results of which were recently presented, stated that a lack of established fields of application or best practice examples were an obstacle to using drone technology in their company. The survey carried out by the Industrial Drone Solutions working group in the Association of German Mechanical and Plant Engineering (VDMA) and the Chair for Factory Automation and Production Systematics (FAPS) at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg may not necessarily be representative of the entire German economy, but it does interfere Spotlight on a factor that should not be underestimated for the establishment of new technology. This is where the project “Use of UAS to strengthen and develop regional industrial and power plant locations”, initiated by Titus Research GmbH, comes in. The premise: Since only very few application scenarios are adequately described or standardized, unmanned flight systems, especially in more complex missions – as in the case of industrial parks – are not yet as important as they could be due to the potential to be exploited.