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Enable RPAS Insertion in Controlled Airspace

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 874474

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 December 2019

  • End date

    31 December 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.7.

  • Overall budget:

    € 28 559 770,71

  • EU contribution

    € 8 486 176,57

Coordinated by:

LEONARDO - SOCIETA PER AZIONI

Italy

Objective

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) have positively impacted civil and military applications. RPAS access to non-segregated airspace is essential to exploit their full capabilities, offering new services to the community and enabling market opportunities with huge economy benefits. To make insertion of RPAS into the ATM system a success, key challenges have to be addressed: to design a harmonised way to operate in nominal and emergency conditions; that RPAS do not adversely impact operations of existing airspace users; to ensure interoperability with current safety nets; to develop common standards and procedures.
ERICA will assess operational and technical capabilities to allow RPAS to safely operate (in nominal and emergency conditions) in controlled airspace (class A to C) and will develop and validate solutions without negative impacts on air traffic. A Detect and Avoid system for the “collision avoidance” and “remain well clear” functions will be developed. A framework for inserting RPAS into the non-segregated airspace will be developed in two streams: “Accommodation”, with platforms, missions and applications to meet the initial demand, exploiting existing capabilities, and “Integration”, to reach the final objective.
The benefits expected from the project are: developing recognised European RPAS operations in non-segregated airspace; enabling civil and military RPAS, fixed and rotary wing aircraft, to operate mixed with the manned traffic under a single European sky; increasing RPAS access to the airspace and equity with conventional traffic; contributions to regulatory and standardisation bodies; assuring interoperability with ATM system within and outside Europe; Safety, Human Performance and Cyber Security KPAs will also be investigated.
The ERICA partnership, which consists of expert ANSPs, Industry and R&D stakeholders, brings the essential assets to deliver the RPAS integration with a common European view, the key for the success of the Project.

Coordinator

LEONARDO - SOCIETA PER AZIONI

Address

Piazza Monte Grappa 4
00195 Roma

Italy

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 1 705 422,80

Participants (29)

AIRBUS

France

EU Contribution

€ 337 096,55

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 38 718,91

VALSTYBES IMONE ORO NAVIGACIJA

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 90 344,13

POLSKA AGENCJA ZEGLUGI POWIETRZNEJ

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 156 835,14

LUFTFARTSVERKET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 98 908,11

DASSAULT AVIATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 148 390,24

DIRECTION DES SERVICES DE LA NAVIGATION AERIENNE

France

EU Contribution

€ 834 553,93

ENAIRE

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 258 948,87

ENAV SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 295 514,53

EUROCONTROL - EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR THE SAFETY OF AIR NAVIGATION

Belgium

FREQUENTIS AG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 299 227,11

HUNGAROCONTROL MAGYAR LEGIFORGALMISZOLGALAT ZARTKORUEN MUKODO RESZVENYTARSASAG

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 67 248,22

HONEYWELL AEROSPACE

France

EU Contribution

€ 547 755,36

INDRA SISTEMAS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 447 177,48

SAAB AKTIEBOLAG

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 935 352,16

NATS (EN ROUTE) PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 97 119,94

THALES LAS FRANCE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 052 815,18

THALES AVS FRANCE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 074 747,91

DFS DEUTSCHE FLUGSICHERUNG GMBH

Germany

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

RIZENI LETOVEHO PROVOZU CESKE REPUBLIKY STATNI PODNIK

Czechia

LETOVE PREVADZKOVE SLUZBY SLOVENSKEJ REPUBLIKY, STATNY PODNIK

Slovakia

AUSTRO CONTROL OSTERREICHISCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUR ZIVILLUFTFAHRT MBH

Austria

CROATIA CONTROL, CROATIAN AIR NAVIGATION SERVICES LTD

Croatia

UDARAS EITLIOCHTA NA HEIREANN THE IRISH AVIATION AUTHORITY

Ireland

NAVIAIR

Denmark

ATOS BELGIUM

Belgium

AIRTEL ATN LIMITED

Ireland

SINTEF AS

Norway

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 874474

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 December 2019

  • End date

    31 December 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.7.

  • Overall budget:

    € 28 559 770,71

  • EU contribution

    € 8 486 176,57

Coordinated by:

LEONARDO - SOCIETA PER AZIONI

Italy