50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

UK BLVOS Project Selects ANRA Technologies SmartSkies UTM Platform

Download: Printable PDF Date: 29 Sep 2020 05:24 category:
Publisher:
UK BLVOS Project Selects ANRA Technologies SmartSkies UTM Platform - Manufacturer publisher
Dana Ermolenko
Country: United Kingdom Aircraft: Airplanes

ANRA Technologies became part of a highly innovative project together with Trax International, uAvionix and Plane Finder to demonstrate Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operations in non-segregated airspace in the United Kingdom.  The consortium has been awarded UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Funding because the technical solution proposed by the project was considered an essential enabler for a multitude of UAS projects that would allow more effective recovery from existing and/or future COVID impacts.

Temporary Danger Areas (TDA) are currently established in the UK to provide airspace segregation between BVLOS operations and other airspace users.  As demand increases, multiple TDAs pose a safety risk in terms of airspace complexity and efficiency. 

The project aims to deliver a known operating environment, without the necessity for a TDA, within which all airspace users are detected and presented to the UAS operator in order to demonstrate a ‘Detect and Avoid’ capability which is as good as the ‘See and Avoid’ capability of conventional aircraft under Visual Flight Rules.  

These drone technologies will be harmonised on ANRA’s UAS Traffic Management system to improve safety and enable BVLOS operations. The project will take advantage of the UK CAA’s intention to utilise 978 Mhz as a second ADS-B frequency to share surveillance and flight information data with other airspace users.

A live trial is planned to take place in 2021 in partnership with the Aviation Innovation Centre at Goodwood Aerodrome. 

The integration of UAS operations into existing airspace systems presents a variety of issues and novel challenges. The predicted volume of UAS operations across both controlled and uncontrolled airspace, which could be on a scale comparable, if not greater, to that of present-day manned air traffic, compounds these challenges. UTM will extend beyond the current paradigm for manned aircraft operations, to those that promote shared situational awareness among unmanned aircraft operators. UTM will help promote safe, efficient, and equitable airspace access for all Operators, manned and unmanned. 

 



Loading comments for UK BLVOS Project Selects ANRA Technologies SmartSkies UTM Platform...


Recommended

Pilot training with an Airbus A320 FFS starts at BAA Training Spain

The first state-of-the-art Airbus A320 FFS is ready for training in a brand-new pilot training centre BAA Training Spain located in Barcelona, 10 minutes away from El-Prat airport. The Airbus A32...

UPS Flight Forward adds innovative new aircraft, enhancing capabilities and network sustainability

UPS together with its UPS Flight Forward subsidiary, plans to purchase electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing aircraft from Beta Technologies to augment its air service for select s...

Rostec supplied the first Ansat helicopter and a medical version of Mi-17-1V

Kazan Helicopters of Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) supplied the first Ansat helicopter and multipurpose Mi-17-1V to the Republic of Turkmenistan. Both hel...

One week - 3 announced destinations from Riga by airBaltic - Heraklion, Santorini and Naples

airBaltic announced it plans to launch new scheduled flights between Riga and Heraklion, Santorini and Naples. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We are...