CATEC (Advanced center of aerospace technologies) is sponsoring a new european project SAFEDRONE. It will tackle one of the major field trials in Europe, in Jaén.
The trials will involve drones and conventional aircrafts sharing the same airspace at very low level (VLL) up to 120 meters of height.
Through H2020 and SESAR JU, this initiative aims to facilitate the incursion of drone in cities and countryside surroundings in order to provide many services during the next decade.
All the flight tests will take place in Villacarrillo, Jaén. The trials will involve up to 8 different air vehicles flying at the same time in the same airspace. Concerning the RPAS, some operations will be performed beyond the visual line of sight, reproducing the delivery of medical items, generation of maps and control of territory use.