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SAFIR Open Day


Thursday, 26 September 2019 from 10:30 to 14:00 (CEST)

SAFIR Open Day

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Drones have captured the imagination in a big way. Ever more use cases are popping up, with drones playing vital roles in a range of different industries. 


Drones offer alternative solutions to industrial and commercial activities such as the delivery of medical and consumer goods, infrastructure inspection, crop inspection, etc. They allow for a more streamlined and cost-efficient process, simplifying many of its aspects. 


However, the economic fulfilment of drones’ potential hinges on their safe integration in the airspace. 


On September 26th, the SAFIR consortium will bring drone traffic one step closer to reality. During the Open Day at the Port of Antwerp, the SAFIR project partners will showcase the economic viability of drones in an industrial environment. 


Three U-space service providers (USSP) and one Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) collaborate to control the airspace together. Parcel delivery drone flights, inspection flights and emergency changes including medical transport feature in the test scenario.




10:30 Start registration
10:45 Welcome
          - Annick De Ridder, President Antwerp Port Authority
11:00 Introduction 
          - Alain Siebert, Chief Economist and Master Planning of the SESAR Joint Undertaking
          - Ken Engelstad, ATM/ANS Expert, U-Space Project Officer of EASA
          - Erwin Verstraelen, Chief Digital Information & Innovation Officer of Port of Antwerp
          - Koen Meuleman, Project Manager of SAFIR
          - Dominique Dehaene, Communications Manager of skeyes

11:30 Live demonstration and visualization of U-space

12:30 Reception & networking


Read more about the SAFIR project and partners here:


This U-Space project has received funding from the SESAR Joint Undertaking under the European Union's Connection Europe Facility (CEF) programme under grant agreement SJU/LC/344-CTR.


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When & Where

Havenhuis Antwerpen
Zaha Hadidplein 1
2030 Antwerpen

Thursday, 26 September 2019 from 10:30 to 14:00 (CEST)

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