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Terra Drone’s Group Company, Unifly, Joins EUREKA Project Advancing Urban Air Mobility with Vertiport Integration in European Airspace

Unifly, a group company of Terra Drone Corporation and a leading provider of Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) solutions, proudly announces its pivotal role in the €12 million EUREKA project, initiated by the SESAR Joint Undertaking in June 2023.

Led by EUROCONTROL, this groundbreaking initiative aims to seamlessly integrate air mobility into urban landscapes by 2026, addressing the growing need for efficient, sustainable, and interconnected transportation solutions.

The EUREKA project is set to revolutionize urban transportation by creating a network of vertiports—specialized hubs for Electric Vertical Take-off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft inside European airspace, connecting urban areas, and facilitating swift and eco-friendly transportation. 35 participants include Airport Providers, Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), U-Space Service Providers (USSPs), UAM manufacturers and other stakeholders.

The project focuses on developing four essential SESAR solutions:

  • Arrival/Departure Procedures to/From Vertiports: Encompassing route and trajectory planning.
  • Vertiport Collaborative Traffic Management: Optimizing resource utilization and capacity allocation.
  • Vertiport Disruption and Emergency Management: Ensuring preparedness for unforeseen circumstances.
  • Vertiport Network Flow, Capacity & Operational Management: Enabling efficient coordination across the vertiport network.

Unifly plays a pivotal role in the EUREKA project, holding a unique position within the Vertiport Collaborative Traffic Management (VCTM) initiative, and leveraging its expertise to integrate vertiports into Unifly’s UTM solution.

The project will use certified unmanned Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOLs) aircraft for cargo operations to validate VCTM at strategic, pre-tactical, and tactical levels, covering all VTOL flight segments.

Validation and demonstration activities are planned between March 2024 and December 2025. The live trial will be in the controlled airspace between Mallorca and Menorca Islands (Spain), within active LEPA and LEMH airports.

Andres Van Swalm, CEO of Unifly commented, “The EUREKA project represents a significant milestone in the evolution of UAM, and Unifly is proud to be at the forefront of this transformative initiative.

Our UTM solutions will contribute to creating a harmonious and efficient airspace, laying the foundation for the widespread adoption of UAM and revolutionizing the way people and goods move within cities.”

About Unifly NV

Unifly, a technology company deeply rooted in aviation, is committed to enabling and advancing the safety and efficiency of autonomous aviation through cutting-edge technology. The Unifly platform serves as a vital link between authorities, drone pilots, and various stakeholders, facilitating the safe integration of next-generation aircraft into the airspace. By digitizing and automating Traffic Management, and by integrating with drones and Urban Air Mobility (UAM), the platform is addressing the exponential growth in air traffic generated in the upcoming decades. The company has a proven track record of implementing UTM nationwide in more than eight countries, establishing it as a world leader in this industry.

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About Terra Drone Corporation

Terra Drone is a pioneering drone and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) technology company headquartered in Japan, with the mission to [Unlock “X” Dimensions], creating a prosperous future by “crossing” bridges by integrating diverse fields to foster innovation and find solutions. Its proprietary, patented technologies in drones, sensors, and software are the foundation of the specialized solutions—ranging from surveying and inspections to pesticide spraying—that are revolutionizing key industries including oil and gas, construction and engineering, chemicals, electricity, and agriculture on a global scale.

In July 2023, Terra Drone acquired a majority stake in Unifly, a world-leading provider of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) systems, having a proven track record of implementing its system on a national level in over eight countries. Terra Drone’s ambition is to develop comprehensive solutions for drones and UAM, with the overarching aim of establishing a digital infrastructure in the skies to maximize the potential of air mobility.

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