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28.07.2022

UDVeo Demo Days & Project Presentation

The UDVeo project consortium met in fall 2021 and spring 2022 at the Borstel-Hohenraden model airfield to test the developed and implemented project results. Both times Cooper Copter GmbH joined us and made great video footage. Here you can find the resulting video, where the UDVeo project and some of the project results are presented: Continue…

21.06.2022

It was discussed again: 2nd Hybrid UDVeo Legal Workshop on April 20, 2022

As part of their joint work in the UDVeo project, Helmut-Schmidt-University/University of the Federal Armed Forces and the Hamburg Ministry of Economics and Innovation organized a workshop on the topic of air law at the interface between U-space and the Single European Sky on April 20, 2022. A small group of experts exchanged views on the topic and shed light on the various challenges. Continue…

03.06.2022

Key findings on the U-space Regulation and its national implementation

The UDVeo consortium is concerned with the question of how the U-space Regulation is to be implemented in Germany in technical, organizational and legal terms. To this end, the UDVeo consortium published recommendations for action on 27.05.2022, which describe the current state of knowledge after two years of project work. Continue…

23.11.2021

Construction progress monitoring with drones in U-space

How can drone flights for construction progress monitoring be safely and efficiently integrated into a U-space? Practical answers to this question are presented by the UDVeo project, DB Engineering and Consulting and HHLA Sky in a joint video. Continue…

22.11.2021

Report on the 1st UDVeo-Workshop on 09. & 10.11.21 – What do we take?

“We are dealing with a completely new approach. There is still a lot that is unclear.” This, or something similar, is what the more than 150 participants of the first UDVeo workshop on 9 and 10 November 2021 heard again and again from almost all speakers. After 1 ½ days of inspiring presentations and discussions in the digital space, it became clear that many things are still unclear if U-space airspaces are to be designated in Germany in the future. Nevertheless, the participants were able to learn a lot about the U-space ecosystem, the designation of U-space airspaces and the various political and legal challenges that U-space brings with it. We all now have some first ideas on how the designation of U-space airspaces could work and what will be important. We gained insights on which further joint scientific and political work can build. Continue…

28.09.2021

UDVeo at the ITS World Congress 2021

In the week from October 11 to 15, the ITS World Congress will take place in Hamburg. Under the heading “Intelligent Transport Systems”, the congress will showcase innovative solutions for the mobility of tomorrow. This year, the use of drones will be an important congress topic, with numerous exhibitors, demonstrations and presentations. UDVeo is pleased to be represented at the congress with various activities and to provide insight into the project results to a broad audience for the first time. Continue…

28.08.2021

ARD-Magazin W wie Wissen: Drones approaching our everyday life

The W wie Wissen issue of Aug. 28, 2021, looks at how drones could influence our everyday lives in the future. The article features Matthias Gronstedt, Managing Director of HHLA Sky, and Sebastian Törsleff, Project Manager of UDVeo, among others. Continue…

17.08.2021

1st UDVeo Workshop “Designation of German U-space airspaces”

The UDVeo research project is looking forward to its first workshop on 9th and 10th of November 2021. Here contributions from stakeholders from politics, administration, business and academia will address the intersectional task of designating national U-space airspaces for drones/UAS. Continue…

18.06.2021

Requirements in the „Special Condition Light UAS“  by EASA and their implications for operating in u-space airspaces in the context of the research project UDVeo

With the Special Condition Light UAS, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) created a first legal framework for requirements for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), focusing medium risk range in the specific category. This rang also covers applications with higher operational risks and small UAS (with a size/wingspan of max 3 meters and a maximum takeoff mass of 25kg and below). A good example is the use of highly automated flights in urban spaces. Continue…

07.06.2021

New legal situation for UAS through European regulations: What does this mean for drone operators?

On 22 April 2021, the European Commission adopted the third Implementing Regulation concerning UAS: the so-called U-space Regulation, which will become mandatory for operators of UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System) in certain so-called U-space airspaces in 2023. This Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/664 completes the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/945 and the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947 into a trio of EU regulations for the safe use of UAS. This article should provide an overview of the new relevant regulations for UAS operators and let UAS operators know which legal documents might be additionally relevant. Continue…