Partners of the RAID (RPAS ATM Integration Demonstration) Project have announced the successful completion of a flight trial campaign to evaluate and demonstrate the impact of innovative technologies and procedures for the integration of drones into unrestricted airspace, within current air traffic management environments. Led by CIRA, the Italian Aerospace Research Centre, the project involves Italian subject matter experts (DeepBlue, NAIS and Nimbus), Malta Air Traffic Service Provider (MATS) and the University of Malta.
The project is co-funded by the SESAR Joint Undertaking, a European public-private partnership that is managing the development phase of a collaborative effort to completely overhaul European airspace and its air traffic management (ATM).
During the flight trials, many evaluations were carried out by the team, most notably with respect to human, safety and security factors in different operating scenarios, including:
The results of the trials campaign will be presented to stakeholders during the project’s closing workshop, which will be held at the CIRA premises in Capua, Italy.