Vertiport Alliance Africa ratify requirements – Drones Information
Durban, South Africa – Advanced Air Mobility (AAM), formerly known as Urban Air Mobility (UAM), needs a solid floor to build on and not the unsafe sand that is washed away by floods of VC funds flowing in the industry and flow from the industry.
At an online meeting to meet Covid 19 restrictions, the board of the Vertiport Alliance Africa (VAA) approved the following basic standards.
The unmanned traffic management system for Allianz will be Altitude Angel.
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Messaging and independent aircraft tracking are handled by the MeshTastic system. This ensures that planes can be tracked even if 4G / 5G and other internet systems have failed. An important consideration in Africa. Each member maintains nodes at their vertiport and at least two others in their region in order to quickly establish an infrastructure.
The Vertiport Alliance Africa will further expand its network of ADS-B, FLARM and OGN receivers, which are currently positioned along the N3 between Johannesburg and Durban, a 500 km long corridor. As with the Meshtastic chain, new members are encouraged to install receivers to improve coverage.
Group recipient data is sent to the Altitude Angel UTM.
Of course, it must be mentioned that non-compliance due to manned aviation, low-level flight and the lack of radio calls are not in the hands of VAA. We ask the South African Civil Aviation Authority to address electronic conspicuousness in general aviation and to ensure that pilots fly safely.
The Vertiport Alliance Africa aims to keep Africa at the forefront of drone delivery and the emerging market for drone passenger transportation.