Case Study: Dynamic No-Fly-Zones

Friday 20 Dec 2019 | Connectivity for Aviation | Resources |

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Vodafone is committed to positioning mobile network infrastructure as the key enabler for safe beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flights. Over the last three years, the company has conducted a range of cellular network trials, during which it has demonstrated numerous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capabilities such as remote command and control, and network-based geo-location. The latest technological developments shift focus from purely cellular connectivity towards more evolved features such as safety and drone airspace management. By 2025, it is projected that the number of cellular connected drones worldwide will total 6.5 million. As this number continues to rise, it becomes increasingly important to manage airspace in a safe way. One of the most critical elements in ensuring safe operation is the management of drone accessing area of restricted airspace.