According to a recent study by the consulting company Arthur D Little, hundreds of drones will be operating in the Russian airspace in the coming years, and by 2035 the number of unmanned takeoff and landing operations in Moscow and St. Petersburg will reach up to 1,000 units per hour.
To ensure the safety of such dense air traffic, the St. Petersburg Research Center ‘Aeroscript’ has developed and put into test operation the first Russian UTM system ‘Skyarc’ based on cutting-edge principles, including artificial intelligence, digital recognition, and enhanced air navigation technologies.
Skyarc is the first full-fledged system for unmanned air traffic management and urban air mobility in Russia that uses navigation and surveillance data, meteorological information, aeronautical information, and geospatial data.
Innovative IT product is a distributed cloud solution. Preventing possible aircraft collisions in the sky, Skyarc ensures conflict-free air traffic (DAA), electronic identification (eID), along with safety and information security of flights (protection of communication channels, resistance to cyber attacks).
Skyarc will expand the boundaries and boost urban air mobility (UAM) discovering new opportunities for business development, along with economic prosperity. Flights planning and coordinating time will be reduced due to automated digital services. The Skyarc system is a complex solution that can be integrated into any corporate environment, which is crucial for large companies managing their own unmanned fleet. The platform is to be an advanced UTM solution covering the biggest air space in the world (more than 17 million square kilometres).