route network

Dubai to build route network for drones

Dubai has announced plans to create a route network for drones. The plans will be implemented by Dubai Municipality and the Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority (DIEZ) as part of the Dubai Horizons system.

This system is responsible for mapping drone routes when flying at low altitudes and the locations of their take-offs and landings within the emirate. The initiative to build route network for drones will support Dubai’s plans to develop mobility, small aviation and the logistics sector, as well as strengthen its position as a global centre of innovation.

The company will share databases, geographic digital information and three-dimensional maps as part of the project’s implementation.

In April 2023, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, issued new laws regulating the use of drones within Dubai. They set out approved criteria for the design and operation of airports for drones, as well as the development of the necessary infrastructure and fuel supply for them.

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), in co-operation with other agencies, will develop criteria and standards for airports where drones will be based, as well as oversee the construction of the infrastructure.

Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP) will be tasked with designing airports, stations and drone infrastructure for government use, as well as overseeing the projects to ensure it meets international standards.

The new laws prohibit any person from building infrastructure related to the operation of drones or drone airports, or supplying drone fuel without obtaining a DCAA licence.

Source: Arabian Business

Follow our Telegram Chanel