Originally published on dronelife.com.

Drones and VTOLs (vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircrafts) will significantly increase the number of aircraft in the sky. This will lead to the need for modifications to our existing air traffic control systems. Currently, air traffic controllers are at capacity serving the existing passenger and cargo planes in the sky. 

In anticipation of this dilemma, the European Union, through its aviation safety authority (EASA), has developed an air traffic management program to address large numbers of unmanned aircraft, called the “U-Space.” This framework envisions roles for EU Member States, drone servicing companies and more. It may also serve VTOL aircraft in the future.  Below, learn more about the details of the “U-Space.”

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