Onwards and upwards with U-space research and innovation


By Florian Guillermet, SESAR JU.

As the drone service market continues to grow and take shape in Europe, the pressure is on to deliver the services and technologies necessary for these air vehicles to operate safely and securely in the airspace, writes Florian Guillermet, Executive Director of the SESAR Joint Undertaking.

Drones represent a rapidly growing sector of aviation in Europe and worldwide but these air vehicles are placing new demands on the airspace above us. Transforming infrastructure to support such operations is critical to harnessing the potential of the sector, unlocking market growth, jobs and services to EU citizens. However, an adaptation of our current air traffic management system is not enough; integrating these air vehicles in the numbers forecasted requires a new approach.

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