Recently in the sky of Switzerland, there are more drones, which is an indication of the technical progress in this direction. In this regard, it is a natural process of creating a unified control system for unmanned aerial vehicles. It will track the UAV and make the registry operators, to the country’s airspace was safer.

Online news publication Ars Technica reports that the Swiss operator air traffic control Skyquide together with leading provider of navigation services for drones – AirMap on the basis of its platform for mapping Airmap UTM develop a system of air traffic control.

However, this is only a small part of a more meaningful system, U-Space, which aims to ensure safe access in European airspace million for UAVs and their operators. At the first stage within the U-Space will be developed the list of services subject to registration, a list of drones and operators, as well as the areas of limitation on their flights.

According to experts, the U-Space is analogous to the system developed by NASA — Unmanned Aircraft Traffic Management System designed for UAVs and small aircraft flying at low altitude.

It is assumed that the U-Space will be deployed in four phases from 2018 to 2021. In particular, the second stage will be planning, approval and tracking of flights. On the third and fourth stages are implemented more complicated tasks, for example, “help with conflict detection” and increasing the level of autonomy of aircraft and their control systems.