About Air Space Drone

Air Space Drone has set up its offices and R & D activities at Georges Charpak Centre of Microelectronics in Provence, the research centre of École des Mines de Saint-Étienne located in France between Aix-en-Provence and Marseille.

ASD Team

Low-altitude airspace specialists


Françoise Derout

President and co-founder


A graduate of both a law doctoral training and a business administration master, she was a consultant for Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & young and Capgemini. Convinced that airspace is going to undergo its biggest technological and legal revolutions in the coming decades, she co-founded Air Space Drone in 2015.


Alain Bascoulergue



Alain is a former test engineer for a world leader in the field of aeronautics and a line pilot in a big French airline company. Firmly believing that airspace safety is going to be one of the main pillars to open airspace to unmanned aircrafts and building on his past experiences, he co-founded Air Space Drone with Françoise in 2015.


Cassandra Rotily

Head of the new technologies division


Cassandra holds a doctorate in law which she was awarded after defending a thesis entitled “Unmanned aircrafts and security”. She also graduated with a master 2 in “Risk management and responsibilities”. She is in charge with the legal department and project management.


Laurent Jardillier

Development Engineer


Laurent, a developer and a private pilot, has a wide experience in the development of software and application solutions specific to aeronautics. He now manages the development of the FlySafe solution for web and mobile supports and adapts it according to our customers problems.


Armel Bonnin

Development Engineer


Armel has a master’s degree in computer science and has a keen interest in unmanned aircrafts. He worked as a developer then IT project manager for 12 years. He now contributes to the development of the software applications of the company.

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