C-ASTRAL, a group company of Terra Drone, took part in the SAFIR Open Day on September 5 at DronePort in Belgium.
During the open day, the C-Astral team performed flights simultaneously with other SAFIR consortium partners, in a multiple-drone UTM demonstration.
C-Astral also presented itself in the SAFIR presentation lectures and at the subsequent Exploring the DronePort Campus event.
European commissioner for transport Violeta Bulc was among many other important visitors of the Open Day.
Before and after the open day, several multiple-drone UTM scenarios have been thoroughly tested at DronePort, in the week from 2-6 of September.
The tests served as a dry-run for the real-environment flights in the Antwerp city and harbour, to be performed later this month.
During the dry-runs, C-Astral tested the integration of its GCS software C3P into Terra Drone portfolio company, Unifly’s UTM system and practiced the use of the UTM system.
The SAFIR consortium, a group of 13 public and private organisations led by Unifly, aims to demonstrate integrated Drone Traffic Management for a broad range of drone operations globally. T
he goal of the SAFIR project is to contribute to the EU regulatory process for drones and drive forward the deployment of interoperable, harmonised and standardised drone services across Europe. More about the project can be found here.