Coordination Mechanism

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Enable complex and large-scale operations with the implementation of an Unmanned Traffic Management system in the skies.

The implementation of U-space requires several phases of preparation and coordination, known as the Coordination Mechanism. Our experts can help you to set up the coordination mechanism and to conduct the U-space Risk Assessment and hearing process.

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Coordination Mechanism

1. Airspace Risk Assessment

U-space airspace can be designated for various reasons, including safety, security, privacy, as well as economic and environmental considerations. As a competent authority, you bear the responsibility for the coordination mechanism that guarantees the establishment, efficient operation, and safety monitoring of the airspace and the services offered within it.

The planning phase of this coordination mechanism entails a thorough stakeholder
analysis and risk assessment, taking into account the risks in the air and on the ground. With our experience in both manned and unmanned aviation safety analysis, we can help you with our risk assessment framework and perform the required risk assessment.

Stakeholder management

2. Hearing process

Coordinating with local, regional, and national stakeholders is crucial during the implementation phase of U-space. These stakeholders will contribute to the U-space Risk Assessment and evaluate the necessary mitigations. They can range from concerned citizens expressing their issues to the national Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) responsible for airspace integration. Consequently, the hearing process plays a pivotal role within the coordination mechanism.

Drawing upon our expertise in collaborating with both governmental agencies and private stakeholders, we can assist you in establishing an efficient hearing process seamlessly integrated with the U-space Risk Assessment.

Implementation phase

3. U-space deployment plan

The outcome of the planning phase in the coordination mechanism is a decision by the competent authority to proceed with the implementation of U-space, taking into account the results of the hearing process and risk assessment. Subsequently, the U-space coordinator is tasked with creating a deployment plan.

With our operational and legal expertise, we can assist you in establishing the U-space deployment plan. This approach guarantees a secure, compliant, and efficient implementation of U-space.

Use cases

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Our regulatory and operational experts can help you prepare and implement U-space airspace.