Your partner for Innovation and Development in Unmanned Aerospace


Systems Engineering

We are a team of experienced system engineers dedicated to designing and managing complex systems for a variety of industries. Our team has expertise in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and management, allowing us to approach projects from from top-level down to every detail.

Our services include defining system requirements, selecting appropriate components and suppliers, integrating those components, and verifying that the system meets the desired requirements. 

We have a proven track record of delivering reliable, efficient, and effective systems for our clients. Our clients include companies in the aerospace, robotics and defense industries.

Software Development

The drone industry is rapidly expanding, and software development plays a crucial role in the design and functionality of drones. From flight control systems to data analysis and storage, software is an essential component of modern drones.

Software development in the drone industry involves the creation of custom programs and applications to meet the specific needs of each drone and its intended use. This can include the development of flight control systems that ensure the stability and safety of the drone, as well as the creation of applications for data collection and analysis.

In addition to developing custom software for individual drones, there is also a need for software that enables the integration of drones into larger systems, such as those used in military or emergency response operations. This can involve the development of software that allows for the coordination and communication of multiple drones, as well as the integration of drone data into broader systems for analysis and decision-making.

Operational Economics

The use of drones in various industries has been steadily increasing in recent years, as they provide a cost-effective and efficient means of completing tasks that would otherwise be difficult or dangerous for humans to perform. From delivering packages to inspecting infrastructure, drones have proven to be a valuable tool for a wide range of applications.

As with any business decision, it is important to carefully consider the economic feasibility of incorporating drones into operations. A consultancy specializing in the calculation of the economic viability of drone operations can help to determine whether the use of drones is a financially sound investment.

There are several factors to consider when calculating the economic viability of drone operations, including the initial cost of purchasing and maintaining the drones, the cost of training operators, and the potential cost savings that can be achieved through the use of drones.

Our Partners

About the


Pace21 is a swiss based aerospace product and engineering service supplier with focus on new technologies and emerging markets. 
Grown out of experience working in traditional aerospace companies and in highly dynamic start-up environments


Waldemar Schäfer

Waldemar Schäfer

Senior Consultant

As an Entrepreneur and Manager Waldemar worked in various fields in aerospace business, leading the development of fixed and rotary wing, manned and unmanned aircraft systems. He brings wide experience in business and organisational development from the various start-up companies and his MBA Study.

Arthur Schäfer

Arthur Schäfer

Junior Consultant

Arthur graduated as Aerospace engineer and worked on various Projects in UAV and Robotic sector.

Dietmar Wilhelm

Dietmar Wilhelm

Senior Consultant

Dietmar is a software engineer with focus on enterprise backend applications.

Patrick Wilhelm

Patrick Wilhelm

Senior Consultant

Patrick graduated as Aerospace engineer and worked in various companies of manned and unmanned aviation having a strong Background in Engineering and project management. 

Ward Van Hout

Ward Van Hout

Senior Consultant

Ward is an aerospace engineer with 8+ years of experience in the field. He specializes in aerospace propulsion. Ward's expertise in this area has allowed him to work on a variety of projects, from designing aircrafts to improving the efficiency of helicopters power plants of commercial aircrafts.

Katja Schäfer

Katja Schäfer

Back Office

Katja gained experience in the manned aviation serving as a flight attended.

Bvlos Operation | BE

Pace21 not only assists with development, but also supports customers globally in optimizing and maintaining their products. Recently we conducted an operational risk assessment for a powerline inspection in Belgium using an aircraft that flew over 100 km continuously.

Aero Friedrichshafen 2022

In April 2022 we did exhibit at the Aero Friedrichshafen. This was a great opportunity for us to demonstrate our products and services to a global audience of aviation industry professionals. We were particularly excited to be able to showcase some of our latest innovations and technologies along with our partners from SwissDrones.

The Aero Friedrichshafen exhibition is an excellent platform for us to demonstrate our capabilities and offerings to the industry, while also engaging with the industry’s decision makers. We were able to get up close and personal with their products and ask questions about their Products and technologies.

Swiss Drone Industry keeps growing

The Swiss drone industry has been experiencing significant growth in recent years, and this trend is expected to continue in the future. According to the DIAS report, the Swiss drone market is valued at over CHF 1 billion and is expected to reach CHF 2.5 billion by 2025.

One of the key factors driving the growth of the Swiss drone industry is the country’s strong focus on innovation and technology. With a highly skilled workforce and a long tradition of research and development, Switzerland is well-positioned to take advantage of the growing demand for drones.

Our Mission in the UAV industry

The use of drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), has exploded in recent years, with applications ranging from military operations to package delivery and agriculture. As the demand for drones grows, so does the need for innovation to improve their capabilities and make them more accessible to a wider range of users.

There are several ways in which the drone industry is accelerating innovation. One way is through the use of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. These technologies can be used to improve the accuracy and efficiency of drones, as well as to enable them to perform tasks that would be difficult or impossible for a human operator.

Another way that the drone industry is driving innovation is through the development of new business models. For example, some companies are offering subscription-based models that provide customers with access to a fleet of drones, rather than requiring them to purchase and maintain their own. This allows users to take advantage of the latest technologies without the upfront costs and ongoing maintenance requirements.

In addition, the drone industry is fostering collaboration and partnerships with other industries, such as telecommunications and transportation. These partnerships allow for the integration of drones into existing infrastructure and systems, making them more accessible and convenient for users.

Overall, the drone industry is rapidly evolving and is poised to continue driving innovation in the coming years. From the incorporation of advanced technologies to the development of new business models and partnerships with other industries, the future of drones looks bright.