SESAR launches U-Space exploratory projects

October 3, 2017 0

The SESAR Joint Undertaking (JU) has launched a series of projects as steps towards realising the European Commission’s U-space vision for ensuring safe and secure access to airspace for drones. A total of €9 million is earmarked […]


FAA targets autumn for airport drone zones

July 20, 2017 0

Fifty airports, including Miami International and Phoenix Sky Harbor, will soon applying the FAA’s Low Altitude Authorisation and Notification Capability (LAANC) system, which aims to cut the time it currently takes to give some drone flights the green […]


Groupe ADP, DSNA Services team on Hologarde

July 18, 2017 0

Groupe ADP and DSNA Services is establishing a partnership to combine their expertise to create the Hologarde project to develop a drone detection system that can be adapted to all sensitive sites. Edward Arkwright, deputy […]


Europe unveils its U-Space vision for drones

June 16, 2017 0

The Single European Sky Air traffic management Research Joint Undertaking has today unveiled its blueprint to make drone use in low-level airspace safe, secure and environmentally friendly. Following a request by the European Commission, the […]


NASA taps teams to explore ambitious ideas

June 6, 2017 0

Three teams of NASA researchers who have dreamed up potential solutions for pieces of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) puzzle have received the nod to officially begin formal feasibility studies of their concepts. The trio […]


Partner Approach

June 5, 2017 0

NASA and its partners are wrapping up tests of the most recent version of its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) technologies with live, remotely operated aircraft, or drones, at six sites around the […]


FAA outlines emerging airspace drone strategy

May 18, 2017 0

Two notional scenarios NASA is exploring to integrate drones into US airspace include both a portable model that would move between geographical areas and a persistent model that would provide continuous coverage for a specific […]


ICAO uses RFI process for swift action on UTM

May 16, 2017 0

The UN agency governing international aviation standards said it is employing the ‘more responsive’ request for information process in a bid to swiftly develop low-altitude drone operations and match the speed of the industry’s innovation. The […]


ICAO seeks proposals for global UTM plan

May 11, 2017 0

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) have announced a Request for Information (RFI) on traffic management systems for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). As UAS operations become more complex […]