Terra Drone’s Group Company, Unifly, and Skypuzzler ApS Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Empower BVLOS Drone Operations

March 19, 2024

Tokyo, March 19, 2024 – Unifly, a group company of Terra Drone Corporation, and Skypuzzler ApS proudly announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), solidifying their strategic partnership and joint commitment to support the escalating use of drones across industries by empowering drones to operate beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS). Through innovative collaboration, they aim to transform UAS Traffic Management (UTM) and unlock Urban Air Mobility (UAM) and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) possibilities.

Building upon their successful collaboration within the Eureka Network Eurostars project CONDUCT, Unifly and Skypuzzler aim to enhance BVLOS drone operations and ensure collision avoidance in increasingly crowded skies, by combining Unifly’s cutting-edge UTM solution, known for redefining and digitizing traffic management, with Skypuzzler’s expertise in automated tactical drone deconfliction.

This integration minimizes the need for manual interpretation and intervention, ensuring smoother operations and reducing the risk of human error. By enabling drones to automatically adjust flight paths and resolve conflicts in real-time, this partnership not only enhances safety, operational efficiency, but also supports the escalating use of drones across industries, thereby unlocking possibilities for UAM and AAM.

By facilitating the seamless use of drones and reducing CO2 emissions, the collaboration contributes to mitigating the environmental impact of transportation and aligns with the European Commission’s drone strategy 2.0 and the European Green Deal, ensuring safer skies and a greener future for urban air mobility.

Andres Van Swalm, CEO and Co-Founder of Unifly, expressed his enthusiasm, stating,”In our mission to shape the future of autonomous aviation, Unifly is thrilled to partner with Skypuzzler to boost UTM and UAM/AAM safety. As pioneers in this industry, we are committed to making everyday autonomous aviation safer and more efficient. Together, we are reshaping the global drone industry, and I’m confident our collaboration will bring our vision to life.”

Jesper Skou, CEO and Co-Founder of Skypuzzler  “At Skypuzzler, we thrive on innovation and collaboration, and our partnership with Unifly is a testament to our commitment to shaping the future of autonomous aviation. By integrating our cutting-edge Digital Air Traffic Control solution with Unifly’s renowned UTM technology, we are  elevating the boundaries of safety in drone operations. Together, we’re not only transforming the drone- and UTM industry; we’re setting a new standard for what’s possible for the industry. Our collaboration is a beacon of progress, lighting the way toward a safer and more efficient future for autonomous aviation.”

About Skypuzzler

Skypuzzler ApS is a leading player in aviation innovation, having been honored with the Air Traffic Management (ATM) Award ‘Shaping our future skies’ with their Digital Air Traffic Control. The cutting-edge software seamlessly integrates with Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) systems, ensuring the safe operation of autonomous drones in a shared airspace. Skypuzzler’s team of air traffic controllers, software experts and visionary leadership is deeply committed to advancing the safety and accessibility of drone technology.
For more information, please visite https://www.skypuzzler.com/

About Unifly NV

Unifly, a technology company deeply rooted in aviation, is committed to enabling and advancing the safety and efficiency of autonomous aviation through cutting-edge technology. The Unifly platform serves as a vital link between authorities, drone pilots, and various stakeholders, facilitating the safe integration of next-generation aircraft into the airspace. By digitizing and automating Traffic Management, and by integrating with drones and Urban Air Mobility (UAM), the platform is addressing the exponential growth in air traffic generated in the upcoming decades. The company has a proven track record of implementing UTM nationwide in more than eight countries, establishing it as a world leader in this industry.
For more information, please visit the website at Unifly.aero.

About Terra Drone Corporation

Terra Drone is a pioneering drone and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) technology company headquartered in Japan, with the mission to [Unlock “X” Dimensions], creating a prosperous future by “crossing” bridges by integrating diverse fields to foster innovation and find solutions. Its proprietary, patented technologies in drones, sensors, software are the foundation of the specialized solutions—ranging from surveying and inspections to pesticide spraying—which are revolutionizing key industries including oil and gas, construction and engineering, chemicals, electricity, and agriculture on a global scale.
In July 2023, Terra Drone acquired a majority stake in Unifly, a world leading provider of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) systems, having a proven track record of implementing its system on a national level in over eight countries. Terra Drone’s ambition is to develop comprehensive solutions for drones and UAM, with the overarching aim of establishing a digital infrastructure in the skies to maximize the potential of air mobility.
For more information, please visit our website: http://www.terra-drone.net

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