Airspace users

Opening the skies to new types of users


Flying taxis, all-electric aircraft, drone deliveries, even commercial space travel... they are not so far away.  We are already working on modernising the UK’s airspace to enable access for new types of vehicles, which also means changing the way we manage the airspace.

Safely integrating different airspace users, rather than segregating them as we’ve done in the past, is the key to unlocking the next era of aviation, while maintaining and enhancing safety standards.

The challenge on us, therefore, is to evolve the airspace into a single expanse with access determined by the technological capability of the vehicles wanting to use it – and users’ understanding of the role they play in keeping themselves and others safe.

Follow the links below to find out more about some of our projects investigating in this area. You can also sign up to a webinar to hear directly from our researchers.

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Sign up to one of our researcher-lead webinars running in October.

Watch the Airspace Users webinar

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