DronePort Sint-Truiden partners with SkeyDrone to create a safe and innovative drone airspace

Steenokkerzeel/Sint-Truiden, 25 January 2024 – DronePort Sint-Truiden, a unique 30-hectare industry park for innovative aviation companies, has announced a strategic partnership with SkeyDrone. This partnership will allow DronePort Sint-Truiden to integrate SkeyDrone’s cutting-edge Uncrewed Traffic Management solution, enabling the safe and efficient coordination of all drones operating in the different testing zones. Additionally, DronePort will leverage SkeyDrone’s advanced Traffic Information Service to obtain full situational awareness of all air traffic operating within its airspace.

Combining all information of crewed and uncrewed traffic into a single common operational picture is one of the cornerstones of a future-proof airspace.  It is a crucial step in enabling drone pilots to safely conduct Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flights.

According to Hendrik-Jan Van Der Gucht, Managing Director at SkeyDrone, “This collaboration will set new standards for safety, efficiency, and expertise in the drone industry and marks a significant step towards creating a U-space airspace.”

Ward Decaluwé, CEO of DronePort Sint-Truiden comments “With the partnership with SkeyDrone, we are set to become a state of the art drone expertise centrum, fostering the development of the European drone ecosystem and supporting the integration of drones into society.”

About SkeyDrone

SkeyDrone is a joint venture between the Belgian Air Navigation Service Provider skeyes and Brussels Airport Company. The company’s mission is to provide end-to-end solutions for all your business needs related to the use of uncrewed aircraft (drones). SkeyDrone offers solutions for lower airspace monitoring, management and protection against drones for authorities and geo-zone managers, UTM/U-space & consultancy services for drone operators and business integration services for companies. Playing a pivotal role in the implementation of U-space in Belgium, SkeyDrone is on track to make history by becoming one of the first U-space service providers in Europe.

About DronePort Sint-Truiden

DronePort is a unique 30ha industry park for innovative aviation companies, offering an ecosystem of innovative businesses and testing grounds within the aerospace and drone sector. At DronePort, we offer state-of-the-art test facilities with segregated airspace, allowing you to test and demonstrate new applications to customers and train uncrewed aircraft system (UAS) pilots. All our test grounds are managed by Limburg Regional Airport in close collaboration with the Belgian Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA), ensuring safe operations. Additionally, we have specialized testing grounds tailored to specific drone applications, such as for agriculture applications and BVLOS flights.

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