Ireland to host EU-backed project to create drone UTM system
A drone platform based in Shannon, Ireland, will host a project to research and test a wide range of UAV business and public service applications within a project to develop a fully integrated uncrewed traffic management system (UTM).
The effort will be run from the Future Mobility Campus Ireland (FMCI) in the Shannon Free Zone, which was founded as a nonprofit endeavor to research, test, and develop next-generation mobility innovations. That will now include a project dubbed ÉALÚ-AER – “Escape-Air, Enhanced Automation for U-Space/ATM integration” for non-Irish speakers – involving a consortium working under European Union programs to create operational drone UTMs and ecosystems.
In addition to agencies within the EU’s Single European Sky initiative like the SESAR 3 Joint Undertaking, ÉALÚ-AER partners include the Shannon Group, the Irish Aviation Authority, Dublin-based Avtrain, Manna Drone Delivery, Italy’s Deepblue, and Collins…