SESAR GOF2 research flight completes cross-border demonstration in fully integrated U-space environment

The European SESAR GOF2 demonstration during September completed a beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flight in a Controlled Traffic Region (CTR) between Helsinki and Tallinn in full compliance with U-space regulations. The research flights conducted procedural approval of flights and strategic separation. Tower controllers approved the U-space flights plans supported by an end-to-end procedural integration between ATCOs, aircraft operators, UTM providers, and other U-space Service Providers (USSPs).

The demonstration featured a simulated unplanned vehicle mid-flight, followed by a change of course by the drone under ATC instruction. Weather conditions included rain, 30 knots wind and gusts.

ADS-B OUT transponders were provided by Aerobits and ADS-B Ground receivers delivered by Creotech Instruments.

Participants include: Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA), Estonian Air Navigation Services (EANS), Fintraffic ANS, Threod Systems UAS, Airbus Aviamaps, Ehang, Vaisala, DroneRadar, AirborneRF, and CADATech.

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