Delivering drone solutions for smart and sustainable air mobility
The SESAR Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU) completed a first wave of 19 projects in 2019,which demonstrated U-space services from U1 to U3 in a variety of environments, and concluded that U1 and U2 services were essentially ready for use in rural areas, segregated airspace and low density airspace. In 2020, a second wave of industrial and exploratory research projects and very large-scale demonstrations got underway to extend the scope of U-space to address more advanced services, including addressing the requirements for urban air mobility (UAM).
These will support exciting new opportunities, such as medical services, goods delivery, air taxis and emergency response to demonstrate a host of new capabilities including avoiding no-go areas, giving way to other airspace users and cross border operations. All projects work closely with regulatory and standardisation bodies.