Airwayz successfully demonstrates dynamic UTM integration at the Port of Rotterdam

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Airwayz has today announced the successful demonstration of the integration of its dynamic UTM/USSP system at the port of Rotterdam. During the demonstration, drones delivered goods to ships. Unmanned aircraft systems offer a multitude of services at ports, with shore-to-ship deliveries by drones revolutionizing the work of boatmen.

This advancement streamlines operations and potentially unlocks new services, such as drone deliveries to ships at anchorage, which was previously unfeasible. The integration of drones in this ecosystem enables boatmen to transition from conventional ship-based deliveries to drone deliveries, enhancing sustainability, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness in daily port operations.

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Airwayz’ AI-based dynamic UTM/USSP is designed to orchestrate multiple fleets of drones in the lower airspace. At the port of Rotterdam Airwayz’ UTM/USSP system has been integrated into its prototype U- Space Airspace. The strategic location of the port of Rotterdam near Rotterdam the Hague Airport underscores the importance of integrating UTM/USSP and ATM for safe air traffic management in lower airspace.

The lower airspace at the port of Rotterdam has been designated as G-class in the west and C-class in the east due to its proximity to the airport. With the plan to expand the C-class airspace, which entails controlled airspace with air traffic control services managing precise separation and sequencing, the integration of UTM/USSP and ATM within the port is set for expansion in the future.

This integration represents a significant advancement in aviation safety and operational efficiency by fostering a harmonious environment where drones and aircraft can coexist. Operating under the CTR (Controlled Traffic Region), the initiative of the Port of Rotterdam Authority sets a benchmark for other large European cities with airports nearby.

Since the inception of its U-Space, the Port of Rotterdam Authority has completed a series of drone
operation demonstrations at the ports, including managing No Fly Zones and fly-away situations,
coordinating simultaneous drone requests with one priority flight, flying over vessels and executing ghost
operations in addition to today’s drone delivery display.

“We are thrilled to be part of port Rotterdam’s U-Space ecosystem, which is breaking new ground in the
aviation industry,” states Eyal Zor, CEO of Airwayz. “Today, we showcased our UTM/USSP system’s
ability to manage drones operating safely and efficiently across the port of Rotterdam. By allowing
manned and unmanned aircraft to co-exist across the port, using Dynamic Airspace Reconfigurations
(DAR) services in drone operations, and integrating ADS-B transmitters, Airwayz ensures safe, optimized
and efficient operations at all times.”

Multiple drone operators and operating systems performed tasks throughout the demonstration,
seamlessly connected and managed by the air traffic management system, showcasing the advanced U3
services. Airwayz UTM/USSP also integrates with AIS information, adding a crucial safety layer by
providing vessel data to Air Traffic Management. Today’s demonstration marks a significant milestone in
U-Space operations, opening doors to commercializing drone operations in seaports and across
numerous other sectors, such as smart cities.

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