UAS Operators Can Request Permission to Fly in CTRs and Access Geo-Awareness Services as Part of Direction des Services de la Navigation Aérienne (DSNA)’s U-space Together Program
October 21, 2020, Santa Monica, CA—AirMap’s UTM Center is now live at the Nice Côte d’Azur Airport and Cannes–Mandelieu Airport, offering drone operators a complete digital UAS traffic management environment that provides enhanced visualization, communication, and supervision for their operations.
Drone use is growing rapidly in France—the nation is home to over 130,000 registered UAS that conduct over 10,000 operations in controlled airspace each year. In order to facilitate safe UAS operations in controlled airspace, DSNA has created the U-Space Together initiative and selected eight partners to deliver pre-operational U-space services.
With the UTM Center, authorities at the Nice and Cannes airports can manage flight authorizations within controlled airspace. They can administer one-click, multi-step, and fully automated authorization processes to grant airspace access; communicate with UAS operators directly; and view flight plans for UAS operations in controlled airspace. These pre-operational U-space services are part of DSNA’s U-space Together Program, which aims to deploy fully operational U-space services in France by 2023.
AirMap is also providing drone operators in Nice and Cannes with the ability to access geo-awareness services online. UAS operators can receive contextual airspace information, plan flights, and request airspace authorizations by visiting app.airmap.com/dsna.
“Providing digital authorization and geo-awareness services is an important step in making U-space a reality,” said Antoine Martin, New ATM Services Programme Director at DSNA. “We are excited to partner with AirMap to enable safe drone operations in Nice and Cannes.”
“AirMap’s UTM Center provides authorities and ATS units with the tools they need to safely manage drone traffic in controlled airspace,” Boris Lacroix, AirMap’s Senior Vice President of Product Management. “DGAC and DSNA continue to demonstrate tremendous leadership as they deploy U-space capabilities in France in advance of the European Commission’s drone regulations.”
To learn more about how AirMap equips airspace authorities with the tools to manage safe drone use at scale, visit airmap.com/authorities.
DSNA provides air navigation services (ATS, CNS, AIS) through five area control centres, twelve regional divisions and 84 control towers. In the framework of the Single European Sky, DSNA is one of the seven ANSPs implementing the Functional Airspace Block Europe Central (FABEC) and is a member of SESAR JU that manages the second phase of the European R&D program (SESAR 2020). In 2019, DSNA has controlled nearly 3.3 million flights.
AirMap is the leading digital airspace and automation company serving the drone economy. Airspace authorities and enterprises rely on the AirMap platform to safely operate drones in low altitude airspace and deliver critical business insights. AirMap offers best-in-class mission planning, flight and capture, and dataflow automation solutions to enterprises and third-party solution providers, who can connect their applications to AirMap’s open developer platform. AirMap’s UTM and U-space products are deployed in the Czech Republic, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, the United States, and available in over 30 countries. The company serves a global community of over 300,000 operators and 3,000 registered developers. AirMap is committed to advancing Urban Air Mobility (UAM) through ongoing standards development work, global research initiatives, and industry collaboration. Learn more at www.airmap.com.