Enav S.p.A.’s Board of Directors, held today under the chairmanship of Ferdinando Franco Falco Beccalli, has decided to proceed with the final selection of an industrial partner for the creation of a NewCo, set to develop and provide services for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Traffic Management (UTM), in which Enav will hold the majority of the share capital.
Under the agreement signed with ENAC, Enav, as national air traffic service provider, has undertaken to develop and manage a specific air traffic control systems for UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, so-called drones) and to define the procedures for the provision of services through the development of a platform that enables the integration of multiple, complex technologies for the safe handling of unmanned aircraft.
To achieve these goals the same Convention provides that Enav will seek the expertise of excellence in key industrial sectors, non-discriminatory and transparent procedures in compliance with standards and regulations.
The decision to proceed with the selection of a partner, approved today by the Board of Directors, follows the request for interest formalized last August, which had received replies from a number of leading companies. The final selection of the industrial partner is scheduled in the second half of the year.