February 2020 - It is of strategic importance that the European UTM industrial base has a forum to identify and develop a coordinated strategy and action plan. It is also critical that an open dialogue is maintained with its stakeholders, such as; the European Commission (e.g. DG MOVE), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), EUROCONTROL, SESAR Joint Undertaking, air navigation service providers, standardisation bodies, national governments (e.g. national aviation authorities) and other institutions including international bodies. As a result, the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD) has created a working group dedicated to UTM topics. The newly established UTM Sub-Group will represent the interests of ASD Members (companies and associations) regarding civil UTM research and initiatives, by developing policies, formulating strategies and projecting one voice to UTM stakeholders. To this end, it will:
- develop industry positions which will support the enhancement of European UTM civil capabilities and the related European industrial base;
- obtain political support for common European and, where possible, global requirements related to UTM;
- be the common European forum for this industry sector and ensure that areas of common interest are identified and that necessary actions are developed and performed; and
- be the recognised reference within ASD for public and private institutions on issues pertinent to UTM.
This Position Paper has been prepared by the ASD UTM Sub-Group and contains Industry’s common views on the U-Space Regulation and the future of UTM in Europe.
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