Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd and Unifly N.V have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate in the field of Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) systems.

As the number of drones occupying the airspace above our cities and towns dramatically increases, a key concern for national Civil Aviation Authorities (CAA) and Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) is how this disruptive technology can be permitted to flourish within a managed environment. Registration, insurance, air worthiness and certification are top of mind for national agencies – as is allaying public concerns regarding safety and privacy. New solutions are required, as the existing methodology for airspace management neither scopes nor scales to address these concerns. ANSPs are looking to technology and communication providers for innovative and assured solutions to meet this challenge.

Huawei has developed a technology to identify and locate drone users based on the operator’s SIM card. Huawei’s technology combined with Unifly’s Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) platform enables ANSPs to integrate drones into the airspace safely and securely. Leveraging globally standardized cellular technology to connect official agencies and drone operators, the UTM platform makes it possible to not only follow drones in real-time, but also to determine who is flying, where they are flying and whether they are permitted to be in that airspace. Aligned with initiatives such as U-space, which supports the EU’s aviation strategy and regulatory framework to enable dense drone air traffic, the UTM platform also includes key digital technologies for flight planning, airspace management, live tracking and dynamic situational awareness.

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