Skyways

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management for Safe Drone Operations

Airbus’ entities (Airbus Helicopters, Airbus Aerial and Airbus Defence and Space - Intelligence) have partnered with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) to launch Skyways: a project designed to provide efficient, seamless delivery of small parcels to people and facilities across cities via drones

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The automated package last mile delivery system, combining unmanned drones and Air Traffic Management software will be deployed at the National University of Singapore (NUS). 
Airbus Defence and Space - Intelligence provides the Air Traffic Management Solution to ensure the drone flies along virtual aerial corridors to avoid collision; it coordinates the flight plan and respects no-fly zones (hospital, park, etc.) while continuously tracking and monitoring the drone within the airspace, following international aviation standards.
 
In the future, airborne transport systems could help build businesses by making it easier to get products to customers or even save lives by ditching the roads to airlift medical supplies across town. Later iterations could include delivering higher-value medical goods to disaster-hit regions, where roads may be impassable.
 

Benefits:

  • Autonomous, fast and secure delivery of low-weight parcels in congested and inaccessible areas
  • Ensures the safety of all airspace users and civilians whilst following aviation standards
  • Interfaces with ATM (Air Traffic Management) and ATC (Air Traffic Control) for coordination of all flights 
 
Airbus’ Urban Last Mile delivery solution, built on global experience from a century of Air Traffic and Air Traffic Management supports open access for drone integration via flight plan exchange and sound air surveillance awareness for safe air track coordination.The scalable concept supports full UASTM (Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management) services to scale up and transformation to any other location and connecting to any type of drone.
 

Skyways