Management of UAVs in non-controlled airspace - technical, organizational and legal aspects

Project value: PLN 2,000,000 

Amount of subsidy: PLN 2,000,000 

Project implementation timeframe: 16/09/2010 –  15/09/2012

Coordinator: Poznań University of Technology

Project purposes: Considering the growing interest in UAVs, for both military and civilian applications, it is important to provide such systems access to non-controlled airspace and upgrade air traffic control systems so that can manage UAVs as well.

The goal of the project was to:

  • Development of rules for managing UAV traffic in the Polish non-controlled airspace taking account of rules related to UAVs’ airworthiness (so-called ‘management of continuous airworthiness’);
  • Development of a prototype IT application for support of control of UAVs in the Polish non-controlled airspace.


  • Industrial Research Institute for Automation and Measurements PIAP
  • ITTI Sp. z o.o.



Project financed by the National R&D Centre as part of the contest for implementation of development projects in the area of national defence and homeland security