|10:00||Welcome and introductions|
|10:10||PODIUM and the big U-space picture||Peter Alty, EUROCONTROL|
|Flight preparation and authorisation at Groningen Airport Eelde||Matthijs van Essen, Jasper van der Vorst, NLR and Dennis Bollen, Unifly|
|BVLOS flight execution at Brétigny||Nicolas Sonnet, Aéromapper and Jean-Philippe Bonhomme, Drones Paris Region|
|Hans Christian Andersen airport, Odense||Janus Bill Andersen, Integra Aerial Services|
|Groningen Airport Eelde/ Netherlands RPAS Test Centre, Marknesse||Joost Vreeken, NLR|
|Drones Paris Region, Brétigny||Jean-Philippe Bonhomme, DPR|
|Rodez-Aveyron airport - the ATC collaborative interface||Alexandre Piot, Airbus|
|13:15||If you can’t measure U-space, you can’t improve it! EUROCONTROL validation results||Laurence Rognin, EUROCONTROL|
|13:45||Panel sessions||Facilitated by Jean-Philippe Bonhomme, DPR:|
|Operational and technical insights||Bastien Mancini, DELAIR, Nicolas Sonnet, Aéromapper, Charles Dournel, SNA-S Rodez and Jasper van der Vorst, NLR|
|Business perspectives||Ellen Malfliet, Unifly, Brad Beach, SDU UAS Denmark, Alexandre Piot, Airbus|
|15:05||Main PODIUM conclusions - recommendations||Anastasiia Sobchenko and Peter Alty, EUROCONTROL|
|16:00||Closing remarks/spare||Peter Alty, EUROCONTROL|
U-space promises to be a key enabler for the safe integration of increasing numbers of drones in our already busy skies! Drones providing societal and economic benefits. But how easy is it to use U-space services and technologies? And what are the benefits?
The EUROCONTROL-led SESAR Horizon 2020 PODIUM project has flown 18 operational scenarios using U-space services and technologies across 5 varied operational sites in Denmark, France and the Netherlands. Drone pilots, air traffic controllers, AFIS officers and nominal U-space supervisors have pushed the U-space envelope. Under the watchful eye of EUROCONTROL validation experts, they have been very open about what works well, and what needs to be improved!
Before publishing its final report, the PODIUM consortium seeks to share its insights and get feedback on its main conclusions and recommendations from a wider set of engaged stakeholders. This was the aim of the PODIUM dissemination event that took place at EUROCONTROL Headquarters, Brussels.
PODIUM conclusions and recommendationsEUROCONTROL
Drones Paris Region Brétigny , FranceEUROCONTROL
The Netherlands - User experiencesRoyal Netherlands Aerospace Centre
The Danish Demos - Regular Drone Operations in Hans Christian Andersen AirportIntegra Aerial Services
PODIUM and the Big U-space PictureEUROCONTROL
PODIUM Approach and ResultsEUROCONTROL
At EUROCONTROL, we led this joint effort of our partners - Airbus, DSNA, DELAIR, Drones Paris Region, Integra Aerial Services, Naviair, NLR, Orange and Unifly, with third-party support including many small and medium enterprises.
This project has received funding from the SESAR Joint Undertaking under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 783230.