Civil Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Integration

The development of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) has opened a promising new chapter in the history of aviation. Being remotely piloted, RPAS can perform tasks that manned systems cannot perform, either for safety or monetary reasons. Given that the full integration of civil RPAS into the European ATM System is vital and that the mission of SESAR is to create the new generation of ATM systems and operations, civil RPAS will need to be incorporated into future SESAR solutions.

As a result of a call for proposals, launched by the SESAR Joint Undertaking in 2013, 9 civil RPAS Demonstration Projects were selected, with a co-financing of EUR 4 million.