INVOLI and the Swiss Federation of Civil Drones (SFCD – Drohnenverband) are pleased to announce a collaboration to promote the use of drone Remote ID trackers among SFCD members. The collaboration will extend to offer INVOLI’s air traffic surveillance infrastructure to provide air risk collision mitigation services to drone operators in Switzerland, in compliance with U-space regulations.
INVOLI, a complete and reliable air traffic data provider for drone operations, and the Swiss Federation of Civil Drones (SFCD), representing the Swiss drone operators, announce a strategic collaboration to promote the use of drone Remote ID trackers, Air Traffic Awareness and surveillance solutions for safe, efficient, and scalable drone operations in Switzerland.
Remote ID is the drone equivalent of a car license plate, but digital. There are two different solutions to transmit the Remote ID of a drone: through network integration or via broadcast. Both broadcast and network Remote ID are being implemented in Europe as a result of the new EU Drone Regulation (2019/945) and U-space Regulation (2021/664), respectively. From a hardware perspective, it can be implemented in several ways: (i) embedded in the drone, (ii) using software-based telemetry through ground control system integration (iii) or with plug-and-play tracking device to be attached to the drone.
The adoption of Remote ID was slowed down by the difficulty to certify drones with the embedded technology, but other solutions became available and can be used to allow huge benefits for the safety of drone operations already today.
The collaboration will focus on the Remote ID solutions with INVOLI offering to all SFDC members a special price on the LEMAN RemoteID drone tracker. The tracker was specifically developed to follow the ASTM Remote ID Standard F3411-19 and ASD-STAN 4709-002, and thus it complies with both FAA and EU applicable framework, being at the same time CE and FCC certified.
The collaboration of INVOLI and SFDC will also bring drone operators a joint training program on RemoteID, Traffic Information, Mid Air Collision Risk Mitigation and other U-space Services to
enable more secure and safe activities in the Swiss sky.
INVOLI is also unlocking a unique opportunity to test its Surveillance Safety Service available in Switzerland for drone pilots, authorities, and enterprise customers via INVOLI.live platform or INVOLI API stream. These comprehensive real-time air traffic information services will facilitate safe, complex, BVLOS and autonomous drone operations, such as delivery, large-scale agriculture support, inspection, mapping, and countless other use cases.
“We’re all working together for the same objective of facilitating drone flights and allowing cutting-
edge innovative drone applications that have enormous economic opportunity and represent the
future of transportation. We are also open to discuss with other countries’ drones associations to
help them increase awareness of Remote ID and Traffic Information Services.” said INVOLICEO
and Co-founder Manu Lubrano. He also added “A partnership like this is a first on the international
level. Once again, Switzerland demonstrates to be the most forward-looking country in the world
for commercial drone operations”.
About : SFCD Association is a member of Aerosuisse, the Swiss aviation umbrella association,
and is a divisional representative for drones. Together with its members, it is a member of the
association and promotes the safety and integration of drones in airspace and their
acceptance by the general public and the authorities.
INVOLI is a multi-award-winning Swiss company with a mission to safely and efficiently open the
sky to all flying objects. Involi presents a paradigm shift in providing the currently missing air
traffic data to drones: only by knowing where air traffic may come from can one avoid it. Thus
“giving eyes to drones” will facilitate their safe integration into an increasingly busy sky, enabling
drones to automatically avoid any other flying objects when on a collision course (airplanes,
helicopters, drones, parachutists etc.) Our mixed hardware-software system integrates advanced
artificial intelligence and space technologies into drone air traffic management systems to unlock
the full potential of drones across many sectors such as infrastructure, agriculture, surveying,
aerial photography or urban air mobility.
To learn more about INVOLI, visit our homepage: www.involi.com