Safe integration of drones into Indonesian airspace was the purpose of a demonstration by Terra Drone Indonesia at the Jakarta Air Traffic Services Center (JATSC) in early August. Terra Drone is partnered with drone traffic management provider Unifly, which enabled the company to demonstrate Unifly’s Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) system to Indonesia’s the air navigation service provider AirNav. Earlier this year, AirNav announced plans to invest USD181 million in automation technology to improve its navigation facilities. The demonstration was attended by the Ministry of Transportation’s Directorate of Airworthiness and Aircraft Operations, Directorate of Air Navigation, Directorate of Air Transport, and Directorate of Airports. The two state enterprises of the Indonesian Department of Transport which are responsible for the management of airports in Indonesia, Angkasa Pura I and Angkasa Pura II, also witnessed the demonstration along with the Indonesian Drone Pilot Association and Association for Unmanned Systems and Technology (locally known as ASTTA).
Terra Drone says Unifly’s UTM system will allow AirNav to undertake real-time monitoring and management of all active registered drones. Enabling easy communication between different authorities and drone pilots, the system will act as a holistic platform where UAV pilots can apply for flight permits in accordance with the local and national regulations, and receive authorizations.
(Image: Terrra Drone Indonesia)
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