Skyguide, the Swiss air navigation service provider, and AIRSEAIR RPAS, a remotely piloted aircraft systems operator and provider based in Montréal, Canada, with an active presence in the Latin American region, are collaborating to establish CNS Communication, Navigation, Surveillance (CNS) Drone Services in Central- and South America. The Canadian operator is purchasing a specially equipped drone developed by skyguide to measure and calibrate air navigation equipment in these regions for airport operators and Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs).
In Switzerland, the CNS drone is regularly deployed at Geneva and Zurich international airports for ILS maintenance. The use of drones for measuring flight navigation instruments reduces the number of calibration flights in Switzerland significantly: today by 50% and from 2023 on by 70%. Skyguide estimates it can reduce CO2 emissions by 142 tons and energy consumption by 541 MWh per year.
“We look forward to improving techniques and possibilities of the Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel (ATSEP), and bringing efficiency, effectiveness, reduction of cost and CO2 emissions of skyguide’s high quality CNS drone to our CAR/SAM region,” said Sofanor Pallares, CEO of AIRSEAIR RPAS.
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