AirShare reveals quarterly stats for New Zealand drone flights

AirShare, Airways International’s uncrewed aircraft traffic management (UTM) system, which helps Airways New Zealand and the country’s Civil Aviation Authority to manage uncrewed air traffic, has revealed quarterly statistics of drone flights across the national airspace.

From 1 January until 31 March, AirShare logged 16,338 flights. 9,265 of these were in uncontrolled airspace while the remaining 7,073 were controlled flights. The primary purpose for the drone flights was aerial filming (11,710), with survey mapping (2,101), training (795), infrastructure inspection (528), and fishing (252) adding to the total. The remaining flight purposes were logged as “other”.

During the quarter, AirShare had 3,646 new registrations and 1,055 digital activation requests.

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