Poland’s DroneRadar (https://droneradar.eu/blog/2018/05/30/another-airport-connected-to-the-polish-utm-via-droneradar/) reports that Warsaw Babice airport has been connected to DroneRadar UTM. The agreement regarding access to the system has been signed between Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA) and manager of the airport, Logistics Services Center (CUL) belonging to the Ministry of Interior and Administration. Babice airport handles approximately 40,000 operations yearly. Main users are Polish Medical Air Rescue, Police, Aeroclub and private general aviation schools and companies.
From now on, obtaining permission for drone flights in the Northern part of Warsaw (ATZ EPBC) has been simplified, and digitalised. Procedural control over flights – approval and modification – is possible using the DroneRadar system via twoway, non-verbal communication. All flights are now visible to EPBC AFIS and FIS at PANSA.
According to DroneRadar the EPBC airport is part of Poland’s U-space programme. Autonomous drone flights in Poland will soon be handled by the DroneRadar UTM platform at Warsaw Babice airport.
The ANSP console has been installed at EPBC tower and in the flight planning department.