Poland completes UTM tests at Poznań and Gdańsk ahead of nationwide roll out

The Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (Pansa) reports completion of two months’ testing of the country’s Unmanned Air Traffic Management system PansaUTM. During the tests, UAV operators submitted over 150 mission plans, which were considered by employees of the PANSA unmanned aircraft operations department. Each approved mission allowed for the performance of a check-in through the DroneRadar application under the responsibility of the airport control tower at Poznań.

Hundreds of check-ins were also carried out without requiring mission planning in the area of ​​responsibility of Gdańsk flight information service (FIS). Communication was non-verbal between the UAV operator and the tower controller or FIS informant.

The PansaUTM system is due to be successively rolled out in controlled zones of airports and FIS sectors, replacing manual coordination of UAV flights with digital solutions.

The tests proved that the proposed solutions will contribute to simplifying and improving the coordination of UAV flights in the Polish airspace and ensure an increase in the level of safety of unmanned flights and manned aircrafts.

PANSA requests that until the publication of information on the implementation of PansaUTM for operational use, the notification of UAV flights should be made by traditional means via the PANSA website.

PansaUTM is a concept of digital coordination of unmanned aerial vehicle flights and management of applications and permits for flights in the Polish airspace, which includes PANSA’s proprietary operational solutions and the system part provided by the technology partner HAWK-E, integrated with Droneradar – which is the most popular application among drone operators in Poland.

(Image: PANSA)

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