This paper describes the findings of the AIRPASS (Advanced Integrated RPAS Avionics Safety Suite) project. The project aims to develop an on-board system concept to be used for drones that intend to operate in the European U-space. The Single European Sky ATM Research Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU) drafted the U-space blueprint to describe a set of services that shall enable the safe, efficient and secure integration of a large number of drones into non-segregated airspace, especially for Very Low Level (VLL) operations). Services are not limited to drones but are also intended to support manned flights in VLL as well as drones carrying passengers. The U-space concept also supports the EASA classes of operation, covering open, specific and certified.
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