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First drone test flights for GOF 2.0 to take off in September 2021

01. Sep 2021
The drone market is growing rapidly and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), including air taxis, are the next step in future urban air mobility. The SESAR JU project Gulf of Finland 2.0 (GOF 2.0) focuses on the safe, secure, and sustainable integration of unmanned aerial vehicle and air taxi operations in urban airspace. After eight months of intense preparation work, the first wave of trials will start in Tartu, Estonia, on 2 September 2021 and continue in Finland, Poland, and Austria.

The resumption of flights with Europe brings about noise

28. Jul 2021
During the downtime in aviation caused by the pandemic, people got used to the “quiet” sky. As air traffic recovers, the volume of travel and flights and the associated noise have increased. The Air Navigation Services, managing the air traffic at Tallinn Airport and in Estonian airspace, explains what affects the noise level caused by aviation and how the flight paths and routes are formed above Tallinn.

Estonian Air Navigation Services organises safe air operations within the framework of Rally Estonia 2021

15. Jul 2021
“Air traffic control in the rally area will be taking place in a comparatively small and uncontrolled area, where various aircraft exist and are also airborne for various purposes. Restrictions on drones and other conventional aircraft have been established in the proximity of Rally Estonia special stages to ensure that aircraft flying above people do not endanger spectators nor other aircraft. It is important to bear in mind that flying drones during the rally is not permitted, and unauthorised drones will be removed,” said Kalmer Sütt, Head of the AIM Department of Estonian Air Navigation Services.

Changes in EANS Supervisory Board

03. May 2021
The general meeting of shareholders of EANS recalled Kaupo Raag as an active member of the Supervisory Board, and elected Sven Kirsipuu, Undersecretary of Budget Policy of the Ministry of Finance, as a new member of the Supervisory Board. Sven Kirsipuu was approved as a new member of the Supervisory Board for a term of three years by the Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure, Taavi Aas.

SESAR JU kicks off urban air mobility research project GOF 2.0

09. Apr 2021

With the further enhancement of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and air taxis in the rapidly growing drone market comes the need for the evolution of technologies and framework conditions for their safe coexistence with manned aircraft. The SESAR JU project “GOF 2.0 Integrated Urban Airspace Validation”, with a consortium of 13 members, will focus on the safe, secure, and sustainable integration of unmanned aerial vehicle and air taxi operations in urban airspace and kicked-off at the end of January.