Within the next few years Civil Unmanned Aerial Vehicles will be ready to operate in civil airspace. The EC has the opportunity to benefit in many ways from their utilization. There are numerous applications where the use of the Civil UAV is preferable as it can be performed where manned flight is too dangerous, expensive or monotonous such as environmental data collection or "Eye-in-the-sky" surveillance for a better protection of citizens and integrity of borders. The technology needed for UAV applications is already available, however, before the Civil UAV can be fully exploited it must be allowed to operate in non- reserved airspace. USICO will recommend applicable airworthiness certification and operational procedures. For various Civil UAV missions concepts based on ATC/ATM integration and See&Avoid will developed and proofed by simulation.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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