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Concept of Operations for EuRopean UTM Systems

Objective

The drone business sector is growing rapidly, but in Europe today is held back by the absence of a harmonized approach for the integration of drones into Very Low Level (VLL) airspace. The CORUS (Concept of Operation for EuRopean UTM Systems) project gathers experts from aviation (manned and drone), research and academia to develop a reference Concept of Operations (CONOPS) for UTM (UAS Traffic Management) in VLL airspace in Europe.
Building on the state-of-the-art, CORUS will develop an operational concept enabling safe interaction between all airspace users in VLL considering contingencies and societal issues. Specifically CORUS will:
1. Establish a CONOPS for nominal situations, developing use cases for major scenarios
2. Address drones operations in the vicinity of airfields and controlled airspace and for transfer between controlled and non-controlled airspaces.
3. Describe how losses of safety in non-nominal drone situations can be minimized.
4. Examine non-aviation aspects, identifying key issues for society and offering solutions to ease social acceptance
5. Identify necessary technical developments, quantifying the level of safety and performance required
The broad acceptance of the CORUS CONOPS is paramount. To this end CORUS will establish a “UTM community Network” drawing on a wide range of stakeholders, to guide and review the development through a series of workshops. A subset of the “UTM community Network” will form an Advisory Board to review draft documents and answer questions. Through these bodies coordination with other ongoing research and rulemaking initiatives from the European Commission, EUROCAE, EASA, JARUS and NASA’s UTM research project will be ensured, as well as the regular interaction with the Work Area 2 projects of the same Call.
Comprehensive communication and dissemination activities will be implemented to ensure the widest possible outreach of the project outcomes throughout the project’s life.

Coordinator

EUROCONTROL - EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR THE SAFETY OF AIR NAVIGATION
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Rue De La Fusée 96
1130 Bruxelles
Belgium

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 941 940,00

Participants (8)

DFS DEUTSCHE FLUGSICHERUNG GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 105 000,00
Address
Am Dfs Campus 10
63225 Langen

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Region
Darmstadt Offenbach, Landkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 80 838,75
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 89 500,00
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DIRECTION DES SERVICES DE LA NAVIGATION AERIENNE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 105 000,00
Address
50 Rue Henry Farman
75720 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 13 078,75
ENAV SPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 105 000,00
Address
Via Salaria 716
00138 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 83 645,00
HEMAV TECHNOLOGY SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 50 500,00
Address
Calle Carlos Trias Bertran 4 1A Planta
28020 Madrid

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 7 785,00
NATS (EN ROUTE) PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 105 000,00
Address
4000 Parkway Whiteley
PO15 7FL Fareham

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South East (England) Hampshire and Isle of Wight Central Hampshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 2 413,75
UNIFLY
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 170 000,00
Address
Luchthavenl 7A Unit 6 Airport Business Center
2100 Antwerpen Deurne

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Antwerpen Arr. Antwerpen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 58 625,00
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 70 000,00
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 15 325,00