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The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) has developed a ground-breaking concept that brings unmanned aircraft of all classes together with conventional aeroplanes and helicopters within urban airspace and beyond for the very first time. The image of freight drones and air taxis flying above cities is no longer just science fiction. The technical development of such aircraft is advancing apace and is set to pose major challenges to air traffic management for large cities and general areas of uncontrolled airspace at an altitude of up to 762 metres. A myriad of new unmanned aircraft will be looking to join the air transport system, and the aim is to ensure that this does not place restrictions on the manned aircraft that have used it thus far. The new DLR concept, in the form of the Blueprint Concept for Urban Airspace Integration, addresses this very issue. Continue reading →