On June 3, the Directorate of Civil Aviation and Air Space Drone presented a preview in Monaco of the FlySafe program. This UTM system (Unmanned Traffic Management) will, from June 17, identify and track all flights of drones that have been authorized to fly in the Principality. And also accompany Monegasque Civil Aviation in the digital age.
The Principality thus becomes one of the only States to have an unmanned aircraft management system.
In the presence of Samy Touati, Secretary General of the Department of Facilities, Environment and Urbanism, representing Marie-Pierre Gramaglia, Government Counselor – Minister and Frédéric Genta, Interministerial Delegate for Digital Transition, but also representatives of the International Civil Aviation Organization, the French DGAC, the European Aviation Safety Agency and Eurocontrol, the press attended the use of this innovative tool at the Ministry of State.
A live simulation of the drone delivery of a package from the Monaco Heliport on a ship off the port of Cap d’Ail with the border crossing and change of airspace was organized.
“You know how much the Government is committed to the digital transformation of its ecosystem. Mobility is at the heart of our attractiveness and quality of life. Drones, and tomorrow other electric aircraft, are a turning point, an opportunity for our energy transition. So many reasons today to celebrate a project to the convergence of these strategies, promoted by the Government of the Sovereign Prince. With this tool, we are preparing the future,” said Samy Touati in his speech.