PANSA trains 180 ATCOs and 80 FIS Officers on its UTM system
The Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA) has finished the series of its UTM system TTT (Train-the-Trainer) trainings for Air Traffic Controllers and Flight Information Service Officers at 15 towers and 5 FIS sectors all over the country. 180 ATCOs and 80 FIS Officers will become professionally trained by their colleagues in order to use the commercially available PansaUTM system for UAVs traffic management. The trainings are a part of the PansaUTM certification process supervised by the Civil Aviation Authority of Poland.
PANSA's ATCOs and FIS Officers get acquainted with the PansaUTM system, two-way non-verbal communication CDDLC (Controller-Drone Data Link Communication), dFPL (drone Flight Planning System) and ATC/FIS workplace. The trainings show that the PansaUTM system exhausts the U-space assumptions required by the EU up to the U3 level. During the trainings, ATCOs and FIS Officers focus on unmanned mission definition (dFPL), as well as tactical and strategical mission management. Participants go through over 30 possible UTM scenarios and also learn about the system of electronic strips supporting the work of the ATS services.
PansaUTM is a digitalized and automated concept of UAV traffic management, which consists of PANSA operational solutions and a system part provided by the technological partner HAWK-E, integrated with the widely used the DroneRadar application.
The commercially available PansaUTM system was launched during the 2019 World ATM Congress in Madrid and the 2019 JARUS Plenary Session in Katowice. It is being implemented at the PANSA headquarters, 15 civil towers, 5 FIS sectors and 17 military towers in Poland.