Brussels hosts EU Drone Days to detail approaching UAV activities and UTM systems

EU Drone Days

Brussels will host the EU Drone Days, an event being held November 29-30 to inform interested business, governmental, and public parties about the European Commission’s Drone Strategy 2.0 for introducing UAV activity as an integrated part of daily life and work.

The two days of presentations during EU Drone Days will be hosted by the Directorate General for Mobility and Transport and the Single European Sky ATM Research Joint Undertaking (SESAR 3) ­– the European public-private partnership aiming to accelerate UAV activity through research and innovation. 

Read: EU regulator releases initial set of rules for UAM and air taxi operations 

Discussions will evaluate the progress of the European drone sector’s preparations to launch an effective and safe U-space across the 27-nation bloc. Participants will also be able to visit an exhibition featuring new technologies and applications of urban air mobility and SESAR 2020 U-space projects.

EU Drone Days begins on the afternoon of November 29 with the official launch of the European Drone Strategy 2.0 project, which is designed to encourage and support the spread of UAV technology and use cases while also attaining safety, security, and social acceptance objectives

Sector and policy experts will participate in discussions examining the various aspects of European Drone Strategy 2.0, including innovative air mobility and aerial services, and their strengthening of civil, security, and defense in capabilities. European commissioner for transport Adina Vălean, and director-general for mobility and transport Henrik Hololei will offer their insights during the exchanges.

The second day’s program of EU Drone Days will feature the U-space showcase event, allowing private and public stakeholders in the European UAV sector to discuss progress being made toward establishing national and cross-border U-spaces, and detail the results of the SESAR 2020 research and demonstration projects.

Read: EHang’s air taxi demos aid UAM U-Space development in the EU 

In addition to informing business, government, and private participants on the advances of broadening aerial activities across European skies, EU Drone Days provides a reflection of how intent the bloc’s leadership is in launching and harnessing safe UAV activity as a future motor of economic growth. 

Both national and trans-European regulators have been active in preparing rules and technological platforms to prepare for drone delivery and other commercial services, as well as passenger transport in air taxis and other urban air mobility use cases.

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