Switzerland Plans to Deploy Europe’s First Drone Air Traffic Management System

Switzerland is working to implement plans to allow drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) integrate into its larger air traffic system and thus operate more freely in airspace.

Due to near-accidents between drones and commercial airliners, people have been becoming more careful with drone technology. Switzerland wants to use the opportunity to include drones in the larger system, with the thought of helping air traffic management, as well as more casual drone operators.

The Swiss air traffic control operator Skyguide would like to combine its own data and tools with a software company called AirMap, which is based in Santa Monica, California.

AirMap has a platform that digitally maps airspace. Switzerland plans to create a digital registry of drones and their operators using their own technological features as well as AirMap’s.

The overseeing government agency in the US, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), has a

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