U-ELCOME progress: first drone flights to transport goods from Malpensa

During the night of 8-9 July, the first set of test flights were carried out using drones with vertical take-off and landing capabilities to transport goods from Malpensa’s airport Cargo City to Barbarini & Foglia’s logistics warehouse. The relevant drones cargo operations were carried out without affecting Malpensa airport manned aviation operations.   The cargo […]

U-Elcome precision farming flight trials at Castel Campagnano in Italy

Today, we have performed a series of precision farming flight trials at Castel Campagnano in Italy within U-ELCOME DSD Project. The first set of flight operations has conducted for the digital mapping of the area to select the portion of the vineyards requiring an organic phytosanitary treatment. The second set of flights has executed the organic phytosanitary treatment through some focused spraying operations on parts […]

SJU visits the flight area of U-ELCOME French cluster

Last week, SJU visited the LF-R333, the restricted area dedicated to drone operation in Ile de France, South of Paris. This airspace is used by the French Cluster and is operated by Systematics. The objective of this visit was to gain a better understanding of the operators and the activities they perform within the framework […]

U-Elcome flies over Seville for three days

U-ELCOME Project has landed finally in Sevilla with three intense days (18-20th June) of flights, testing relevant use cases for ports such as medical logistics, shores and docks surveillance and volumetric measurements for supplies.   Bluenest team has successfully completed over 20 flights in adverse climate conditions thanks to the kind support of Autoridad Portuaria […]

The experimentation of U-space services by Rescue Drones Network OdV in U-Elcome continues

Specifically, the operational mission was helpful in supporting the Viterbo Police Department in the removal operations of a World War II explosive device. During the activities, drone operators tested the Network Remote Identification U-space service provided by d-flight and  enabled by the Pollicino tracker. This device and its integration with the D-Flight portal allow for […]

Drone Test Flight at the Hospital La Paz in Madrid

Hospital La Paz in Madrid hosted new remotely piloted drone tests to advance the definition of the European U-Space flight space. Making remotely piloted drone flights a reality in Europe requires the creation of the U-Space environment, which is a management framework designed to facilitate safe access to drone operations. The European U-Elcome project will […]

Experts analyze in Barcelona the challenges encountered during the initial phases of U-space implementation in U-ELCOME Project

The 3-year U-ELCOME Project, coordinated by EUROCONTROL and involving  51 European partners, organized the second U-ELCOME workshop in the Polytechnical University of Cataluña, in Castelldefels, Spain They have been analyzing interoperability between operators and U-space service providers (USSPs), U-space services, integration with air traffic management (ATM), common information services, communications, local engagement and regulatory challenges, […]

U-ELCOME was at TRA Dublin 2024!

As the demand for the use of unmanned air vehicles in urban settings grows, so does the need to ensure unlimited and safe cohabitation of all airspace users in our skies. U-space is a set of new services relying on a high level of digitalisation to support the integration of drones: U-space. This session put […]

Drone Demo Flights at Milan Malpensa Airport

Last April 3rd and 4th, SEA Milan Airports had the pleasure of hosting, at the Milan Malpensa airport, all the stakeholders involved in the demonstration campaign of the Italian cluster within the European U-ELCOME DSD Project. The objective of the meetings was to identify take-off and landing areas for flight operations with drone from the […]