Airspace Risk Assessment
Conduct a comprehensive risk assessment
Mitigate risks with the implementation of an Unmanned Traffic Management system in the skies.
Our experts can help you to perform an airspace risk assessment to enable the safe implementation of UAS geographical zones, including U-space, into the airspace.
1. Prepare your assessment
With the implementation of U-space regulations at the beginning of 2023, Member States are able to designate U-space. As this constitutes a change in the existing airspace through the establishment of a geographical zone, a comprehensive risk assessment is required. To ensure the assessment is conducted effectively, our consultants will initiate the process by identifying all stakeholders, parameters, and data required for the analysis. The scope of the assessment and the composition of the project team will be collaboratively determined with local, regional, and national stakeholders.
Involving all stakeholders during the preparatory phase and defining the assessment’s scope are essential. Our experts, drawing from their experience, can offer guidance and templates to structure the assessment.
2. Set up your reference scenario
The reference scenario phase in a U-space Airspace Risk Assessment serves as the foundation for the assessment. It involves analysing the current airspace, drawing on expert judgment, quantitative data, and stakeholder interviews. Leveraging our proficiency and experience in the unmanned aviation sector, we can assist you in establishing a Concept of Operations tailored to the anticipated future circumstances.
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.
3. Conduct the risk assessment
Building upon the initial preparation and reference scenario phase, the assessment phase will commence. Within this phase, the goal is to identify risks and put forward mitigating measures to decrease these risks. It’s crucial to involve stakeholders during this stage to facilitate the safe integration of U-space into the airspace, considering both air and ground risks.
Benefiting from our experience in both manned and unmanned operations, we can assist you in conducting a comprehensive risk assessment.
4. Making ongoing adjustments
Following the deployment of U-space, throughout the operational phase, it is essential to monitor the performance of the U-space airspace or other geographical zones continuously. To enhance the safety and efficiency of the airspace on an ongoing basis, a monitoring program, including incident reporting procedures, must be established. Depending on a routine review cycle or incident occurrences, adjustments to the airspace volume may become necessary. This, in turn, necessitates a re-evaluation of the airspace risk assessment.
Our consultants can aid in the implementation of monitoring processes and provide support during the re-assessment to facilitate the continual improvement of airspace safety and performance.
Webinar: Preparing for U-Space
Drones have the potential to greatly benefit the European and global economies. The recent implementation of Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/664 on a regulatory framework for U-space is expected to encourage the development of drone-based services that can contribute to this potential.