Opportunities for commercial application of drone technology, the forthcoming EU regulation, research and development activities for autonomous vehicles were discussed at the drone conference in Budapest today. Key international players in the industry, state decision makers, the private sector and the startup sector were also present at the event.
South East Europe Free Route Airspace project (SEE FRA) implemented round-the-clock border free operations across the airspace of Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania. The most effective routings contribute to reducing aviation’s environmental footprint. HungaroControl has played a major role in coming concept.
Hungarian air traffic controllers have received nearly 50 laser attacks so far this year on aircraft using the airport of Budapest. Shining a laser at an aircraft is serious incident, these devices can distract pilots from up to ten kilometers away. It threatens the physical integrity of the flight crew and rushes thousands of passengers into danger.
A declaration on the full implementation of the Single European Sky (SES) was signed in Brussels by Europe's leading aviation stakeholders. Signatories are calling for a unified air navigation network that fully meets traffic challenges through the use of new technologies, guarantees the highest possible level of safety, reduces its environmental impact caused by the flights, as well as cyber-security risks can be mitigated.