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  • Defining operation requirements and development of flight operation system toward the simultaneous operation of multiple drones

Defining operation requirements and development of flight operation system toward the simultaneous operation of multiple drones

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KDDI Corporation and Japan Airlines Co., Ltd.

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Project details

1 Study system requirements and operation requirements of one-to-many operation

Formulate concept of operations by referring to various systems outside of Japan. Formulate system/operation requirements and conformity certificate methods assuming one-to-many operation.

2 Develop drone flight operation system suitable for one-to-many operation

Use the Smart drone Platform being developed by KDDI as a base to build an drone flight operation system necessary for one-to-many operation.

3 Obtain approval for permits to conduct flight verifications

Collaborate with drone manufacturers to obtain drone certificate and certificate of drone operator skills for Category II operation.

4 Flight verification envisioning multiple drones flying simultaneously in multiple airspaces

Conduct flight verifications of multiple drones flying simultaneously in logistics and security use cases.

5 Verify commercial feasibility of one-to-many operation

Hold verification tests of commercial feasibility of one-to-many operation that includes the introduction and maintenance of conformity certificate methods.

6 Summarize results

Summarize results in conjunction with R&D item ① (3) Development of conformity certificate methods toward one-to-many drone operation.

Final goal (FY2024)

  • Verify multiple drone operators to multiple aircraft operation pursuant to Category II, and operation in multiple airspaces.

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