In 2021-2022, CAFA Tech will participate in the drones innovation project “GOF 2.0 Integrated Urban Airspace Validation”. The project will develop and test technologies that will allow unmanned aircraft and conventional aircraft to fly in the common airspace. The project is funded by SESAR JU and is coordinated by Estonian Air Navigation Service AS. The members of the consortium are 13 companies: CAFA Tech, Dimetor, Droneradar, EHang, Fintraffic ANS, Frequentis, IBCh PAS PSNC, PANSA, Robots-Expert, Threod Systems, Unmanned Systems Ltd, Vaisala Oy.
During the GOF 2.0 project, tests of drone flights will be carried out in Tallinn(Estonia), Tartu(Estonia), Helsinki (Finland), Kakolewo (Poland) and Graz (Austria). The tests take place in urban conditions, where the main task is to allow both drones and manned aircraft to fly simultaneously in shared airspace (U-Space). Unmanned drones are very effective in many business areas: logistics, infrastructure inspection, agriculture, air taxis in urban conditions, etc. The project will develop the technologies needed beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) to perform automated tasks for remote drones in various business areas.