Europe shares U-space research with counterparts in Japan during Japan Drone 2023

In June, the SESAR 3 JU and project partners travelled to Japan to showcase their work on U-space and exchange on developments with the country’s aviation and drone community. The main purpose of the trip was a bilateral technical workshop with the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO), but also included meetings with the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) and participation at Japan Drone 2023.

A workshop co-organised by NEDO provided a chance for the SESAR 3 JU and drone partners, Eurocontrol, Enaire, Frequentis, CRIDA, to present the work of projects such as U-ELCOME and EUREKA, as well as technical details of the various solutions developed in support of U-space, the EU’s framework for the safe and secure integration of drones. Discussions also addressed capacity management based on dynamic pricing, the societal acceptance of urban air mobility (UAM), and vertiport integration.

In addition, the SESAR 3 JU met with JCAB for a discussion of our respective activities relating to drones and UAM. With a dedicated SESAR stand and a panel discussion at Japan Drone 2023, the SESAR 3 JU projects had the opportunity to widen its outreach to the 19,000 participants attending the expo.

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The U-ELCOME Digital Sky Demonstrator aims to support the implementation of services for the safe and secure integration of drones and to further the scalable market uptake of U1 and U2 U-space services. Discussions were had regarding both technical (architecture, interfaces), operational (corridor development), and societal (how to deal with stakeholder engagement to support market uptake) aspects of the project. The industrial research project, EUREKA, focuses on the development of infrastructure to support air mobility, namely the development of vertiports. This generated discussion the complete arrival, departure and turnaround process for vertiports. The proposed solutions will take into account collaborative traffic management, how to deal with emergencies, disruptions, and network flow, and capacity management.

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