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Deployment Scenario Title

U-space U2 — initial services

Deployment Scenario Description U-space U2 — initial services: this deployment scenario relates to an initial set of services designed to support the safe management of beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations and a first level of interface and connection with ATM/ATC and manned aviation. This phase includes the establishment of U-space service providers within a distributed and connected architecture. Where appropriate, U2 will make use of the existing infrastructure for ATM; new opportunities for drone operations will be enabled through the exploitation of technologies from other sectors. The range of operations at low levels will increase, including some operations in controlled airspace. Drone flights will no longer be considered on a case-by-case basis, and some BVLOS operations will become routine.
The U-space initial services will include at minimum the following: tactical geo-fencing, emergency management, strategic deconfliction, weather information services, tracking, flight planning management, monitoring, traffic information, drone aeronautical information management and procedural interface with ATC.
Essential Operational Change U-space services
Maturity In development phase: Key Solutions Approaching Maturity
Applicable Operating Environment
Airport Terminal Airspace En-Route Network
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Stakeholders affected (at least one enabler to be deployed)
ANSP AO AU Network Manager
Civil Military Civil Military Civil Military
SESAR Solutions
Solution Code Solution Title Solution Description Related Elements
U2S-01 Tactical geo-fencing service Compared to U1 pre-tactical geo-fencing, tactical geo-fencing brings the possibility to update...
U2S-02 Emergency Management Service The service receives emergency alerts from operators (e.g. loss of control), and informs relevant...
U2S-03 Strategic de-confliction service The service provides de-confliction assistance to a drone operator at strategic level (when the...
U2S-04 Weather information service The weather information service provides drone operators with forecast and actual weather...
U2S-05 Tracking service This refers to the service provider using cooperative and non cooperative surveillance data to...
U2S-06 Flight planning management service This service covers the receipt of a flight notification or a flight plan and provides the...
U2S-07 Monitoring service Subject to appropriate data-quality requirements, this service retrieves data from the tracking...
U2S-08 Traffic information service The traffic information service provides the drone operator with traffic information coming from...
U2S-09 Drone aeronautical information management service This service provides the operator with relevant aeronautical information for drone operations....
U2S-10 Procedural Interface with ATC service The service consists of a set of defined procedures for some mission types where there may be an...
Operational Improvement Steps
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