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February 18th, 2019
SESAR-JU Demonstrations Projects Sessions to Take Place During Commercial UAV Expo Europe

AMSTERDAM –  Organizers of the third annual Commercial UAV Expo Europe, an international trade fair and conference focused on commercial drone integration and operation for large enterprise end-users and asset owners, have announced that a two-part session on SESAR-JU Demonstrations Projects will take place 9-10 April 2019 during the event, and is free to attend.

As the technological pillar of Europe’s ambitious Single European Sky (SES) initiative, SESAR is the mechanism which coordinates and concentrates all EU research and development (R&D) activities in ATM, pooling together a wealth of experts to develop the new generation of ATM. In 2007, the SESAR Joint Undertaking was set up in order to manage this large scale and truly international public-private partnership.

“We are very excited to provide a platform for demos that illustrate that Europe is on course with its implementation of U-space. We look forward to welcoming the 8 SESAR-JU project presenters to share their initial experiences towards safe and secure drone traffic management,” stated Elly Kreijkes, Conference Chair, Diversified Communications. “The projects will demonstrate different possibilities of automation, as well as seamless information exchange between multiple drone operators and service providers. By April, many of these projects will already have interesting results and lessons learned to be reported on.”

This complimentary programming is open to all Commercial UAV Expo Europe attendees and will take place in the Exhibition Theatre. Following are session outlines:

Part I | Tuesday 9 April | 11.00 – 12.30

Sebastian Babiarz, Board Member, Global UTM Association; Head of Strategic Business Development, AirMap, Germany

SESAR-JU project Objectives Overview
Presenter: Ludovic Legros, SESAR Project Manager

GOF USPACE – Finnish-Estonian Very Large U-space demonstration 2019
Presenter: Jonas Stjernberg, Senior Vice President, Robots Expert Finland Ltd, Finland

DOMUS, UTM-ATM Integration
Presenter: Federico Javier Viejo Acosta, Indra, Spain

GEOSAFE Project – Active Geofencing Supported by U-space
Presenter: Audrey Guilloton, Thales, France

“AirMap is providing UTM services to the SESAR projects in Estonia, Finland, France, the Netherlands, and Spain to establish best U-space practices to enable commercial drone operations throughout Europe,” said Sebastian Babiarz, Head of Strategic Business Development at AirMap. “We look forward to presenting the early outcomes of these projects at the Commercial UAV Expo Europe this spring.”

Part II | Wednesday 10 April | 11.00 – 12.30

Marc Kegelaers, Vice President, Global UTM Association; CEO, Unifly

VUTURA Project
Presenter: Henk Hesselink, Senior R&D Engineer ATM and Airports, NLR; Project coordinator SESAR/EUROCONTROL project

PODIUM Project
Presenter: Peter Alty, PODIUM Project Coordinator, EUROCONTROL

SAFIR Project
Presenter: Didier Venneman, Project Manager Drones, Port of Antwerp

Presenter: TBA


“Unifly is an active contributor in ten European Exploratory Research and Demonstration projects within the scope of U-Space,” said Marc Kegelaers, Vice President, Global UTM Association and CEO, UniFly. “This includes the projects that are presented here. I look forward to moderating a panel of distinguished specialists who will be presenting the goals and the intermediate results of these demonstrators.”

Registration is available online here.

Exhibit-only passes are free in advance of the event and include Exhibition Theatre Programming, which includes the SESAR-JU Demonstration Projects, a Drone Market Report presented by Drone Industry Insights, Product Previews, Startup Pitches and University Developments. Additional information on the SESAR-JU Updates and all Exhibition Theatre Programming can be found here.

About Commercial UAV Expo Europe

Commercial UAV Expo Europe, presented by Commercial UAV News, is an international conference and trade fair exclusively focused on the commercial UAS market covering industries including Construction; Energy & Utilities; Forestry & Agriculture; Infrastructure & Transportation; Public Safety & Emergency Services; Security; and Surveying & Mapping. It takes place 8-10 April at the RAI Amsterdam. Its North American sister event takes place 28-30 October 2019 at Westgate in Las Vegas. For more information, visit and

Commercial UAV Expo Europe is produced by Diversified Communications’ technology portfolio which also includes Commercial UAV Expo Americas, Commercial UAV News, GeoBusiness Show, International LiDAR Technology Forum, SPAR 3D Expo & Conference, SPAR, AECNext Technology Expo & Conference and AEC Next News. For information about exhibiting at Commercial UAV Expo, visit or contact Katherine Dow, Sales Manager, at kdow(at)divcom(dot)com or +1.207-842-5497. For attending information, visit or email info(at)expouav(dot)com.