Country: Spain


Founded in 2001, Pildo Labs is an engineering company specialized in delivering top of the edge technology and services within the aeronautics and aerospace sectors. Our team is multicultural, young, creative, energetic, interdisciplinary and with a solid background in technology.

The operation of Pildo Labs is structured in three main areas:

  • Navigation services, in charge of delivering GNSS services to aeronautical sector;

  • Software services, in charge of providing software development support to the other areas of the company and also directly to clients that need critical software such as Space sector and Finance clients;

  • R&D services, responsible for developing new services and products that provide the company with a strategic position.

Pildo Labs main activity is focused within the Aeronautical sector, in which they are recognized as experts in GNSS applied to air navigation within EU market thanks to their leadership since the very beginning in the most strategic projects for the main European bodies in this field.


Country: Spain


The Andalusian Foundation for Aerospace Development (FADA) is a non-profit organisation that takes care of the management of CATEC research centre. The main goal is R&D on aerospace related technologies in coordination with industries, universities and other research centres.

FADA-CATEC has currently 45 researchers and was awarded with a 21 Million Euros Grant for laboratories and equipment in 2008. The Avionics and Systems Division will be the one involved in this project. This Division includes more than 20 researchers working on drones and aerial robotics technologies having a large experience developing autonomous functionalities for aerial systems. Also, FADA-CATEC has an important experience in the integration of drones into the airspace having participated in three SESAR projects. On the other hand, it is deeply involved in the development of the drone regulation and standardization activities, both at national and European level, being a member of the: Informal Drone Expert group of the European Commission, WG-105 at EUROCAE, RPAS Advisory Committee of AESA.

Finally, FADA-CATEC has a wide experience participating in European projects; having participated in 9 FP7 projects (coordinating 3 of them) and already participating in 8 H2020 projects in the last 10 years.


Country: Spain


GeoNumerics (GN, Castelldefels, Spain) is a small team with a long experience dedicated to geomatics and navigation. Its mission is to develop state-of-the-art geomatic technology. GN provides consultancy services, markets software components and conducts research-and-development (R&D) projects. GN is an intensive R&D company.

GN focuses on the needs and technology of high precision, accuracte and reliable navigation and kinematic surveying; sensor orientation and calibration, trajectory determination and their integration. Its knowledge base includes: years of experience in SW development for geomatic applications; fundamental geomatics technology; numerical algorithm design; network modelling and adjustment; precise geodetic positioning with GNSS and INS/GNSS for airborne photogrammetry and remote sensing applications; and single- and multi-sensor navigation / orientation / calibration: frame / line cameras and airborne / mobile LiDAR.

GN has pioneered the use of drones for mapping, being active in this area since 2005.


Country: France


As a proven leader in the global aerospace sector, Airbus designs, produces and delivers innovative solutions with the aim to create a better-connected, safer and more prosperous world.

These cutting-edge products and services – which span the commercial aircraft, helicopter, defence, security and space segments – benefit from our wide-ranging expertise and continued emphasis on innovation.

Airbus is paving the way to new ways of operations and focusing strongly on Urban Air Mobility. With our skies are busier than ever, and with commercial air traffic set to double in the next 15 years, they will only get busier. In the near future, there will be 25,000 manned flights in the air at any given time. They will soon be joined by an entirely new type of aviation: electric, urban, autonomous aircraft. Airbus is already testing small cargo drones and self-piloting electrical vehicles to transport goods and people faster and more efficiently. They are also building cutting edge new technology in Medium Altitude Long Endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems for security and high altitude solar powered drones for connecting the unconnected regions of the world. They believe it is the beginning of a new era in aviation, an exciting time that promises huge opportunities.

Airbus has invested heavily in developing internal technology in Urban Air Mobility as well as a extensive partner network to deliver flexible aviation solutions to its customers.


Country: Spain


La SOCIEDAD ESTATAL CORREOS Y TELÉGRAFOS, S.A., henceforth called CORREOS, is the operator designated to provide the Universal Postal Service and the parent company of GRUPO CORREOS. CORREOS performs physical and electronic shipments for individuals, companies and public administration, through a complete offer of postal products and services, Parcel and direct marketing and it´s integral communication solutions.

CORREOS employs about 55.000 people, the 52% men and the 48% women, dedicated to distribute more than 4.400 million of shipments that the company manages annually; to the tasks of treatment, transport and urgent Delivery; or to commercialize the great diversity of services in the wide network of offices or through their online services.


Country: Germany


Bauhaus Luftfahrt is a public research institution funded by the four aerospace companies Airbus Group, Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft (IABG), Liebherr-Aerospace and MTU Aero Engines as well as grants of the Bavarian Ministry for Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology. The non-profit association is an internationally-oriented think tank. The team of around 50 employees deals with the future of mobility in general and with the future of air travel in particular. The goal of the research work is to consider the complex system of aviation from different points of view. In every project, the technical, economic, social and ecological aspects are considered holistically. Research addresses the above aspects against the background of a variety of disciplines such as fundamental physics, technology, economy, sociology, ecology and informatics. Bauhaus Luftfahrt has detailed expertise in the field of researching on UAM systems focusing on technical scouting of the UAM vehicles, simulating UAM operations in urban environments as well as understanding impacts on spatial developments in cities. This includes the analysis of passenger expectations and economic, social, or technical aspects of market developments and the derivation of related future requirements and implications for a variety of stakeholders in the area of urban air mobility. Bauhaus Luftfahrt is a strong partner in FP7 and H2020 projects both as Coordinator and partner like DisPURSAL, CENTRELINE, CAMERA, DATASET2050, Mobility4EU, TRIMODE, CREATE, LEMCOTEC and E-BREAK with a strong network of top-tier national as well as international research institutes and industry partners. Bauhaus Luftfahrt is partner and supports the European Innovation Platform Smart City Initiative Urban Air Mobility for the Ingolstadt/Munich area. Bauhaus Luftfahrt coordinates the Munich Aerospace Urban Air Mobility research group and is furthermore involved in all ACARE Working Groups contributing to all parts of SRIA.


Country: Belgium


EUROCONTROL, the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation, is an intergovernmental Organisation with 41 Member States, committed to building, together with its partners, a Single European Sky that will deliver the ATM performance required for the 21st century. EUROCONTROL employs more than 1,900 highly qualified professionals spread over four European countries. Their expertise is deployed to address ATM challenges in a number of key roles:

  • The Network Manager has extended the role of the former Central Flow Management Unit to proactively manage the entire ATM Network (nearly ten million flights every year), in close liaison with ANSPs, airspace users, the military and airports.

  • The Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre provides air traffic control services for the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and northern Germany.

  • The Central Route Charges Office handles billing, collection and redistribution of aviation charges.

  • It provides a unique platform for civil-military aviation coordination in Europe.

  • EUROCONTROL is a major player in European ATM research, development and validation and in this respect makes the largest contribution to the SESAR Joint Undertaking.

  • EUROCONTROL is supporting the deployment through contributions to the Deployment Programme and is supporting the European Commission, EASA and National Supervisory Authorities in their regulatory activities.


Country: Spain


Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) is the single Spanish Technical University that features in all the world University rankings. It is among the Spanish Universities with the highest revenue from competitive research (R&D contracts, consulting and service delivery, spin-off) and a national leader in patent exploitation. Constituted in 1968, it comprises nearly 40.000 students, 15 schools, and 11 university research centres of excellence.

The UPV is authorized as Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) operator and has enclosed spaces for flying aircrafts. It has an aerial drone pilot commission which depends on the Vice President for Research, Innovation and Transfer, which in turn is made up of qualified aircraft teachers who develop R&D activities within different research structures. Since 2014 UPV offers the University Diploma in Piloting Unmanned Aircraft Systems by remote control.