THE SESAR EXPLORATORY RESEARCH PROJECT THAT INVESTIGATES
IFR RPAS CONTROL IN AIRPORTS AND TMA
INVIRCAT is a European project co-funded by SESAR Joint Undertaking under European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, which is dedicated to providing means for a safe and efficient integration of RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) into the existing Air Traffic Control (ATC) procedures and infrastructures within Terminal Manoeuvring Areas (TMA) under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR).
The 30-months project (01.07.2020 – 31.12.2022) aims to create a concept of operations for remotely piloted aircraft systems in the TMA of airports, assessing it through simulations and draft a set of recommendations for rulemakers and standardization bodies.
INVIRCAT, which is composed of 7 partners from 5 countries, received €1,4 million of funding from the SESAR Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 893375 under European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.