World ATM Congress and Expodronica

From the next 26th to 28th October, the 7th edition of Expodronica will take place in IFEMA (exposition and workshops) and Cuatro Vientos (flights exhibition), taking into account all the relevant anti-COVID-19 measures to guarantee the health and the safety of all the participants.

This year’s edition, Expodronica, will be held with the World ATM Congress, the world’s most influential international air traffic management (ATM) exhibition and conference.

Alter Technology will be present in Expodronica in the booth and participating in different conferences. Our colleague José Augusto Montero, UAS project manager in Alter, will be there representing the company.

This time, Antidio Viguria, from FADA-CATEC, will be presenting the TRACE project, led by Alter Technology, and focused on promoting and fostering the use of EGNOS in the drones’ sector by developing a smart beacon that will increase the safety levels of VLL (Very Low Level) operations.

Expodronica is the largest drones’ event in South Europe and during its 6 years of existence has attracted more than 350 exhibitors including manufacturers, drone and Advanced Air Mobility experts and 32.000 attendees. This year, there are scheduled many interested conferences and flight demonstrations in IFEMA and in Cuatro Vientos aerodrome respectively.

EGNOS

Among the speakers and exhibitors, it is worth mentioning the director of the NASA Aeronautics Research Institute, and representatives from GUTMA, Airbus, Drone manufacturers EHANG and DJI, CANSO, EVERIS Aerospace, Volocopter and DSNA (the agency in charge of air traffic control in France).

In addition, the Ministry of the Interior and the Professional Football League will participate in a round table discussion on anti-drone systems (counter-UAS) in which experts from the National Police, Guardia Civil and the head of security of the Professional Football League will present how to advance in the collaborative relationships between institutions interested in the fight against drones used for malicious purposes.

For the very first time in Spain, to see the first drone taxi capable of transporting people in a fully autonomous way will be possible.

More information about ALTER TECHNOLOGY:

With more than 30 years in the aerospace sector, Alter’s primary services in the drone sector are safety services. It offers solutions to cover the whole range of the current needs in the market to perform a safe operation. These safety services are divided into three original categories: functional safety to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of current industry standards adapted to the UAS sector; operational safety to develop the necessary documentation for flight authorization for a different type of UAS (including drone taxi models), and product safety using laboratory tests that ensure that the CE marking is obtained. 

Alter Technology also participates in different Standardization and Normalization Workgroups, including ASD-STAN D05 WG08 and ISO WGs related to the UAS sector.

In addition, Alter is involved in the accreditation process to be Notified Body for the UAS Regulation 2019/945, and we will have good news for the industry soon!

Drones Regulation transition period was established in Spain to implement the new drone regulation: The transition from local to community legislation The Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/947 entered into force last December 31, 2020. This new regulation makes a more inclusive framework for drone operations, ensuring and improving safety, security and sustainability.

Requirements for introducing drones into the European Market. 

Notified Body in the conformity assessment.

Instructions and information on CE marking and class label