EALU-AER successfully showcased its unmanned flight ecosystem project at Airspace World 2024, held in Geneva, Switzerland from March 19th to 21st. The event, known as the largest and most influential airspace and near-space management event globally, provided a valuable platform for EALU-AER to connect with industry leaders and demonstrate its innovative solutions.

Unveiling the Irish Unmanned Ecosystem
EALU-AER participated in the SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking Walking Tours on March 20th, offering attendees a detailed look at the unmanned flight ecosystem established in Ireland. The tour highlighted the critical role of Collins Aerospace’s surveillance and communication systems in enabling seamless Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations, seamlessly integrated with Air Traffic Management (ATM) systems.

Engaging Presentations and Demonstrations
EALU-AER’s presence extended to the Collins Aerospace booth (C26), where Javier Camacho Font delivered a presentation titled “Creating an unmanned flight ecosystem“. This presentation was followed by a live demonstration of the Collins Aerospace U-Space platform for EALU-AER’s Phase 2 and Phase 3 operations.

Positive Event Takeaways
EALU-AER’s participation at Airspace World yielded several positive takeaways. There was significant interest from attendees regarding the unique CNS infrastructure being deployed to enable safe BVLOS UAS operations. Discussions explored potential synergies with other U-Space SESAR projects, fostering collaboration and growth within the UAS industry. Additionally, drone operators expressed interest in joining EALU-AER’s operations, and many attendees eager to see the project in action were encouraged to attend future demonstrations of the next phases.

EALU-AER’s successful participation at Airspace World 2024 underscores the project’s potential to revolutionise unmanned flight operations. The event provided a valuable opportunity to showcase its innovative approach and forge key partnerships that will contribute to the advancement of the UAS industry.