In 2020, Poland achieved one of the world's highest readiness rates for the implementation of drone services and is the EU leader in the digitization of services supporting unmanned aerial vehicle operations, emphasized the Ministry of Infrastructure.
"The Covid-19 pandemic is a painful experience for aviation all over the world, but it is also the moment of the test of maturity and the ability of key aviation institutions to adapt to new conditions and turn risks into opportunities. Polish aviation comes from this test not so much unscathed as it creates and implements world-class solutions. Accelerated digital transformation of aviation enables wider use of drones, inter alia, to support medical transport, opens up new perspectives for Polish and global aviation of the future. Therefore, I am proud that Poles are behind this change," Marcin Horała, Deputy Minister of Infrastructure, said.
The Ministry of Infrastructure explained that, according to the EUROCONTROL (European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation) report of September 2020, Poland is a country with the highest level of digitization of services supporting the performance of unmanned aerial vehicle (U-space) operations. It was emphasized that this is the result of the implementation by the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency of the operational concept and the PansaUTM system, which enables the coordination of drone flights in the controlled space of airports.
The ministry added that thanks to the PansaUTM project and other government activities aimed at creating conditions for the development of the drone area, Poland was, in accordance with the analyzes contained in the Droneii Drone Regulations Report 2020, second in the world, after Singapore, in terms of readiness to implement drone services.