Neuron and partners join UK CAA Sandbox “to advance large-scale BVLOS operations”

Neuron Innovations has announced that its Project Lima team has been accepted into the UK Civil Aviation Authority’s Sandbox portfolio of UTM trials.

According to a company press release:

“The team behind the initiative have been working together to develop their concept of ‘Shared Airspace Zones’ – permanent areas of airspace where both manned and unmanned traffic can integrate safely, and where commercial drone operations can be conducted beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS).”

Led by professor Jim Scanlan (as part of Solent Transport’s ‘Future Transport Zones’ – Drones project), the team comprises Neuron Innovations, who have developed a ground based detect and avoid network; Windracers, whose ULTRA UAVs are being used in humanitarian aid missions worldwide; and Distributed Avionics who specialise in flight control systems.

“The team believes that this work will help create a blueprint for how BVLOS drone operations could be rolled out across the UK,” says the press release. “The team has been working towards this goal for some time, and Neuron are particularly excited to now be able to work closely with the regulator to show how ground-based detect-and-avoid capability could be a part of the solution to unlocking our skies to large-scale commercial drone operations beyond visual line of sight.”

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