Dronepilot submits details regarding his flight such as geographical location (place pin on map), flight altitude, planned date and duration.
Versions of the DroneRequest platform
DroneRequest is rolled out for production use in selected airports around Sweden.
The introduction of native apps for iOS and Android will bring the opportunity to track the dronepilot’s realtime location (during flight and with the consent of the pilot).This will guarantee that at least the pilot of the drone is within the allotted sector, and if the pilot leaves the sector or disables tracking, Air Traffic Control will be alerted. Today, Air Traffic Control can only contact the drone pilot by a phone call, but through the app they will have quicker and better options for getting the dronepilot’s attention.
Through reinforced infrastructure and improved application features and robustness we aim at getting approval from applicable authorities to handle clearances entirely without a phone call. The dronepilot will apply for clearance through the app, and get an answer through the app.
In regions of the world where the UTM system matures, automated USSPs will start issuing clearances for drone flights. Each Air Traffic Control unit (as well as many other entities with a veto agains unmanned traffic in a certain airspace) will need an interface to either grant or deny passage (with differing levels of automation) through the airspace under it’s control. As the first generation of DroneRequest starts becoming obsolete in these regions, it will instead serve as that interface towards the CISP.