Leichtwerk performs BVLOS validation flight for the OBeLiSk project

Leichtwerk AG and its partners have performed a beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) validation flight at the National Test Centre for Uncrewed Aircraft Systems at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Cochstedt. The flight operation of a HAPS (High Altitude Pseudo Satellites) system was simulated with a scaled demonstrator. 

During the flight, the drone was safely operated by the Leichtwerk ground control centre system from Braunschweig, 100km away.

The flight was part of the OBeLiSk project which is funded by the Federal Aeronautical Research Programme. The aim of the project is to develop and validate an operational concept for the safe and efficient airspace integration of drones. This includes flight plan processes and route optimisations that take into account weather influences in all phases from planning to execution, precisely and in line with the requirements of the respective flight system. 

In a post on its company page on LinkedIn, Leichtwerk thanked project partners DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH, Deutscher Wetterdienst, MeteoSolutions GmbH, Unisphere and Technische Universität Braunschweig as well as colleagues at DLR Cochstedt. 

The company is working on plans for upcoming flights.

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