The Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/664 was published on an administrative system for U-Space which will permit the start of the U2 phase of arrangement of operators with drones inside the U - Space.

U-space is the project that includes the production of its UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) framework, which has been created and exists since 2017 and which is required to be gradually executed later on.

This regulation represents a great advancement for the improvement of drones. U-space is a method of reacting to the development of UAS activities in European airspace, adding, A U-space guideline should ensure fair admittance to administrators of automated airplane frameworks (UAS) to airspace in a beneficial way through a serious administrations market, that is, it is the progression towards the far-reaching utilization of robots as one greater component of airspace.

This Regulation has required numerous administrative changes through Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/665 of April 22, 2021, which changes Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/373 as concerning the requirements for air traffic management/air navigation service providers and different elements of the air traffic management network in assigned U-Space airspace in controlled airspace and the Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/666 of the Commission of April 22, 2021, changing Regulation (EU) No. 923/2012 as respects the necessities for manned aviation working in U-Space airspace (Relevant content for EEA purposes)

Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) alludes to frameworks made to oversee drone traffic. It is a framework intended to keep drones away from colliding with each other and with other types of aircraft known as air traffic (ATC – Air Traffic Control).

Initially, the aim is to monitor and coordinate the use of these drones in low altitude airspace (up to 120 meters above ground level), limiting for the moment to those considered small (up to a max of 25 kg of takeoff weight).

A UTM framework ought to permit the coordination of the nation's air authority, who will dispatch continuously the limitations it considers consistently, with the drone operators, who will be answerable for complying with said limitations. The level-headed, likewise, is to try not to immerse the air authority with countless solicitations for both data and permits, so the UTM framework should have the option to automate this sort of errand with the operators.

In addition to guaranteeing safety, the aim of UTM is not to collapse the authorities in charge of handling airspace due to the increase in the use of drones.

Henceforth, the publication for consultation of the new draft on the U-space Framework represents a very important step in the development and facilitation of drones in Europe.

The phases of U-Space are as follows:

● Phase U1: Basic and introductory operators of the U-space, to feature both the enlistment and the electronic identification as well as the geofencing framework.

● Phase U2: Initial U-space operators for flight management. This additionally incorporates the formation of a framework for flight planning, permit approval, monitoring, and interaction with air traffic control (ATC).

● Phase U3: Support services for more perplexing circumstances within the U-space framework, for example, mechanization for the goal of contentions between airplanes that meddle with one another, just as obstruction location and aversion functionalities.

● Phase U4: Implementation of all U-space services, including undeniable degrees of automation and interconnection between airplanes, pilots, specialists, and other capable and invested individuals.


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