ICAO requests Advanced Air Mobility infrastructure solutions

Posted on 20 March, 2023 by Advance 

ICAO has issued a new request for information (RFI) to public and private-sector innovators in support of its 2023 DRONE ENABLE Symposium. to advance next gen global standards for innovative unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), UAS traffic management (UTM) and advanced air mobility (AAM), focused on infrastructure.

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Salvatore Sciacchitano, Council President, ICAO said: “This year’s edition of DRONE ENABLE, focuses on the infrastructure solutions which will be needed to support these new types of aircraft and air services as they begin to be used for communities and economies all over the world,” stated ICAO Council President Salvatore Sciacchitano.

“All DRONE ENABLE RFI responses will be evaluated by a group of international experts, and selected presenters will earn an important opportunity to contribute to shaping this incredible new future for powered flight.”

The deadline for the RFI submissions is 19th May 2023, with submitters being asked to focus on concepts and solutions addressing CNS (communication, navigation, surveillance) and spectrum requirements in low-level airspace. A further request seeks submissions identifying global interoperability and harmonisation priorities for advanced air mobility.

The 2023 ICAO DRONE ENABLE Symposium will take place from 5th to 7th December at ICAO’s Headquarters in Montréal, Canada.

DRONE ENABLE RFI submissions greatly assist countries as they continue to work through ICAO to harmonise UAS and AAM related regulatory frameworks and guidance material, with the ultimate objective of achieving safe, efficient and effective UTM and AAM ecosystems which are globally interoperable and accessible.

For more detailed instructions for prospective RFI contributors, click