AstraUTM has announced its second deployment in Finland of its UAS traffic management system as part of the DROLO USP Project. The company is supplying its system to the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd to be integrated with Fintraffic ANS’s CIS solution.
“We are living in exciting times in Urban Air Mobility development in Europe and in Finland, and the now delivered AstraUTM constitutes one of the most important pieces to our U-Space puzzle. The Drolo consortium is thrilled to now be able to commence their advanced test flight programme on their way to their ultimate goal of creating sustainable business from urban airspace.” said VTT’s Dr. Petri Mononen, coordinator of the Drolo co-innovation initiative.
“The implementation will facilitate advanced demonstrations of BVLOS use cases and real-time telemetry exchange over the 4G/5G cellular network. We are particularly eager to demonstrate advanced Uspace capabilities such as Dynamic Rerouting and automated Flight Planning as part of this project.” said Ayhan Kamil, Chief Commercial Officer at AstraUTM.
According to a company press release:
“Drolo develops business opportunities for partially or fully automated, intelligent and 5G-connected multifunctional drone concepts that can be utilized in the service businesses of surveillance, logistics and drone operator industries, as well as in the manufacturing and sales businesses of software technology, platform technology and network technology products. The aim of the project is to (i) enable automated, secure, scalable drone systems, products and services to support future drone applications, as well as to (ii) establish a Finnish Drolo innovation and business ecosystem to accelerate development and secure the competitive edge. The project is linked to European regulatory development so that U-Space services can be launched, tested and piloted in Finland first or among the first. The Living Lab test environment included in DroLo in the Oulu region is ideal in many ways, as it combines piloting with various service needs and flight environments, such as a medium-sized international airport, seaport, inhabited island, medium-sized city center and 5G development center.”