Stakeholder event

European Network of U-space Stakeholders Meeting in Helsinki

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The Support Cell (comprising the European Commission, EUROCONTROL, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency and the SESAR Joint Undertaking) held its meeting on 26 January 2023 in Helsinki. The meeting was hosted by Fintraffic ANS and VTT.

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European Network of U-SPACE Stakeholders

Pasi Nikama and Munish Khurana EUROCONTROL

Workshop conclusions: Synergies between civil, security and defence industry capabilities related to U-Space test centres

Munish Khurana and Christophe Vivier EUROCONTROL and European Defense Agency

Workshop conclusions: Cyber-security

Nicoas Eertmans and Stephane Vaubourg European Commission and EASA


Time Session
08:30 - 10:00 Registration and morning networking coffee
10:00 – 10:15 Welcome and introduction
Pasi Nikama, Fintraffic
Munish Khurana, EUROCONTROL
10:15 - 10:30 Update on Drone Strategy 2.0 and U-space developments
Joachim Luecking, European Commission - DG MOVE
Stephane Vaubourg, EASA
10:30 - 10:45

Opening speech by the Minister of Transport and Communications (Finland)
Timo Harakka, Minister of Transport and Communications

10:45 - 11:00 Traffic Management Ecosystem by Fintraffic
Pertti Korhonen, CEO of Fintraffic
11:00 - 11:15 U-space Research Frontend in Finland
Petri Mononen, Chief Scientist of VTT
11:15 - 11:30 Lessons learned from U-Space implementation in Israel
Libby M. Bahat, Head of the Aerial Infrastructure Department at the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel
11:30 - 11:45 Lessons learned from Green Flyway project in Sweden and Norway
Anne Sorensson, Project Manager of the Green Flyway project, Ostersund Kommun, Sweden
11:45 - 12:00 Conclusions from the morning session
12:00 - 13:30 Networking lunch
13:30 - 13:45 Workshop practicalities
13:45 - 15:00 U-Space workshops in three separate workspaces:
  • Synergies between civil, security and defence industry capabilities related to U-Space test centres
    Christophe Vivier, EDA
    Munish Khurana, EUROCONTROL
  • Cyber security
    Stephane Vaubourg, EASA
    Nicola Eertmans, European Commission - DG MOVE
  • U-Space Concept of Operation
    Robin Garrity, SJU
    Andrew Hately, EUROCONTROL
15:00 - 15:30 Afternoon networking coffee
15:30 - 17:30 Presentation from each workshop findings, plenary discussion, and Q&A – Moderated session
17:30 - 18:00 Conclusion and Next Steps
Munish Khurana, EUROCONTROL
18:00 End of meeting
19:00 - 21:00 Data Ecosystem in Finland
Janne Lautanala, Chief Ecosystem and Technology Officer, Fintraffic
21:00 onwards Evening networking event


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European network of U-space stakeholders

The European network of U-space stakeholders is a forum to share knowledge on how to keep drone operations safe, secure and green.