Another milestone achieved while working on the Uspace4UAM project

Remember the Uspace4UAM project, which ultimately will create an effective system for the use of drones in the urban area of the EU? The effects of many months of work on the project were presented in the last days of August at the so-called DemoDay in Rzeszów, our hometown.

The conference part was held in the Urban Lab center, and the practical part in the Air Park Village area. The event was held under the patronage of the mayor of the city of Rzeszów, which emphasizes the importance of such projects from the point of view of the needs of municipal services.

“In Rzeszów, we saw great interest in our project from the public services, especially the fire brigades, which shows the importance of drone systems in the area of ​​rescue and public monitoring. We feel excited that we are responsible for and we are running such an important project from the point of view of the use of drones in public space in European Union cities” – underlined Jiri Ilcik from Honeywell, the project consortium leader.

Together with experts from the drone and aviation environment, as well as with representatives of the city of Rzeszów, municipal services and the fire brigade, we talked about the functionality of drones in cities and we watched the use of drones in practice.

The key element of the demonstration was the integration within the U-Space Service Provider architecture designed by Altitude Angel that enables safe and efficient drone operations by supporting the operator in flight planning, automating flight approval process and supervising ongoing flights.

“Thanks to these flights, Dronehub engineers can properly adjust the technology – both the drones and software – to the real city conditions and to the needs of public services. Over a year of work on this project allows us to develop recommendations and conclusions that will contribute to the creation of an effective system of using drones by cities throughout the EU” – recalled the CEO and founder of Dronehub, Vadym Melnyk.

Engineers from Dronehub showed, among others, drone flights with the delivery of AED defibrillator.

The Uspace4UAM project is an element of the implementation of the Urban Air Mobility concept in the EU skies. The project is commissioned by the EU body SESAR Joint Undertaking, which implements solutions supporting sustainable aviation. Drone flights over Poland therefore contribute to the development of EU-wide regulations and systems that will allow in the coming years to increase the number of flights by aircraft – including drones – in the EU skies, while improving safety.

“Uspace4UAM is successfully demonstrating an important piece of the UAM puzzle by flying an innovative drone deployment system, which has a clear and sought-after business case. By managing these flights with a highly capable U-space system the project clearly shows how selected Urban Air Mobility operations could be safely managed alongside manned aviation” – said SESAR Joint Undertaking representative Robin Garrity during the presentation.