Helping to enable safe and secure drone operations
Over the past week, Wing participated in two major demonstrations that confirmed the immediate viability and effectiveness of network based remote identification ("remote ID") for drones.
On September 12, participants simulated three common scenarios in controlled airspace around San Francisco International Airport. Participants included eight UAS Service Suppliers (USS), Wing, AirMap, AiRXOS, ANRA, Kittyhawk, Skyward, Uber, UASidekick, all of whom had implemented capabilities in accordance with the draft ASTM standard. CNN and Flite Test also participated as operators, representing media and hobbyist operations.
Queensland is at the forefront of global drone technology, with its introduction of an ambitious whole-of-government drone strategy last year. Flying at speeds of up to 120 kilometres per hour above the traffic, drones can quickly and cost-effectively deliver small packages of food, medicine and other household items, saving businesses and consumers time and money, while also helping to reduce congestion, greenhouse gas emissions and accidents on the road.