On October 7, 2021, events were held to launch a regulatory sandbox for the use of cargo unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the Tomsk region. As part of the regulatory sandbox in the Tomsk region, it is planned to use UAVs weighing more than 30 kg for cargo delivery (from 0.1 kg to 1500 kg), aerial photography and agricultural work.
The demonstration launch of a UAV was carried out at the Berezkino aviation site named after Chkalov. The event was attended by the governor of the Tomsk region Sergey Zhvachkin, Head of the Federal Air Transport Agency Alexander Neradko, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Vladislav Fedulov, heads of Federal Air Transport Agency divisions, Director General of the State ATM Corporation Igor Moiseenko, representatives of Gazprom Neft, Sibaerokraft, Russian Post, TUSUR and others.
Viktor Solomentsev, Deputy CEO of Azimut JSC, demonstrated the company's most recent developments in the interests of unmanned aerial systems traffic management. The automated Jupiter system developed by the company enables receiving telemetry information from various UAVs via any communication channels, displaying it in the interests of monitoring the air situation and the status of UAVs, and providing information in a convenient form via a web interface. The information is available to various categories of users in accordance with their rights in the system (external pilots, operators, service customers, logistics companies, insurance companies, government departments concerned, etc. Provision is made for user registration, remotely piloted air systems, mission planning, flight plan preparation, interaction with airspace planning authorities. In order to ensure flight safety, an assessment of conflicts between UAVs and aircraft, dangerous meteorological phenomena, terrain and infrastructure is carried out.
"Jupiter is part of the central control room of the pilot area for the use of UAVs in the Tomsk region. We see good prospects for the use of Jupiter in projects with unmanned systems both in the Tomsk region and within the framework of the lighthouse project "Unmanned Cargo Delivery. Air taxi". Azimut, together with its partners, is also developing remote identification, integrated communication systems to ensure UAV flights beyond visual line of sight, and safe flights in an urban environment. We consider unmanned systems as the most promising and dynamically developing area that determines the future of the air transport system – the fourth era of aviation," Viktor Solomentsev said.