One of world’s first national operational UAS traffic management/air traffic management (UTM/ATM) systems to coordinate drone flights in controlled airspace and to support drone pilots in all areas of a national airspace, was operationally launched on the morning of 2 March 2020 when 124 flight plans for drone missions were filled and approved using the PansaUTM system in Poland. The initial service covers just three of the country’s 14 air traffic control towers but is being gradually rolled out in all TWRs and five flight information sectors covering the whole country during 2020. Unmanned Airspace talked with the key representatives of PansaUTM team: Maciej Włodarczyk – Head of UAV Operations Department; Filip Sosin, Manager of PANSA U-space Programme; Mateusz Kotliński, PansaUTM Project Manager; Rafał Paprocki, PansaUTM test coordinator; Paweł Korzec, PansaUTM Solution Architect and DroneRadar CEO.
5G!Drones partner Paweł Korzec (PansaUTM Solution Architect and DroneRadar CEO) mentioned and highlighted also the role of 5G!Drones European research programme in these evolution and achievements. Feel free to access and read the “How Poland built and introduced an operational, integrated national UTM/ATM system” PansaUTM intervew with Unmanned Airspace in the following link: https://www.unmannedairspace.info/uncategorized/how-poland-built-and-introduced-an-operational-integrated-national-utm-atm-system/