Can you tell us something about Unifly?
‘Unifly’s Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) platform connects official entities with operators to integrate drones into the airspace safely and securely.
Drone technology is on the rise and the number of drones in the air increases at an exponential rate, flying literally below the radar.
Unifly has the technology available today to help manage and control the integration of drones in your local airspace.
Authorities can visualize and manage drone flights and declare no-fly zones. Drone operators can plan, track and validate their drones and their flights in line with international and local regulation.
Unifly supports SWIM standards, the standard protocol that all stakeholders in aviation use, to communicate with operators and drones through real-time messaging, using reliable data from worldwide sources for global data coverage including meteo, NOTAM, obstacles and no-fly zones. Hyper local accurate aeronautical navigation data provides reliable and trustworthy data for your location.
The multilingual UTM system successfully tackles the challenge of handling the complex and dynamic European regulatory framework. Unifly UTM is used by German, Danish and Austrian authorities as well as in several European U-space projects.’
What are your biggest technological challenges at the moment?
‘Besides the integration of real-time drone tracking, the biggest challenge is handling the complex and dynamic European regulatory framework. This is characterized by fragmentation on both national and local level.’
What do you hope people will learn from your presentation at TUS Expo?
‘The first Unmanned Traffic Management system on the African continent was activated by Unifly in the Humanitarian Drone Testing Corridor in Malawi managed by Unicef. This presentation will focus on some of the challenges Unifly encounted setting up the system in the difficult conditions in Malawi.
I hope that people will learn that even in the most difficult situations people can bring great achievments working as a team.’
Which presentation do you hope to give in 5 years?
‘Give a presentation on an Unmanned Traffic Management system that not only manages and integrates drones safely and securely into the airspace but integrates unmanned vehicles in the air, on land and on the water in a safe and secure way in highly densed populated area’s.’