Future airspace management

Airspace is being transformed at a rapid rate by the emergence of new technologies that will allow products, services and aid to reach people and places faster. We're seeing astonishing growth in uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) use in industries such as mining, farming and emergency services, with new applications for the technology appearing every day. This transformation requires us to develop innovative solutions to ensure our skies remain safe for traditional aircraft, new airspace users and the community.


Uncrewed Services

We're developing a suite of new services for UAS operators to access airspace safely and efficiently.

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Flight Information Management System (FIMS)

Through FIMS, we will provide the backbone to the UTM ecosystem, allowing access for approved third party suppliers to connect to our systems.

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UAS geospatial data

We're delivering data sets that are of real value to UAS operators by tailoring and enhancing our data to match their evolving needs.

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UAS surveillance

Building on our existing drone detection system, we are enhancing our capabilities by using multiple sensor types to detect UAS around airports to help safely manage airspace.

Evolving the industry

FIMS Prototype

We engaged with world-leading, innovative organisations that each developed a FIMS prototype aligned to our outcomes-based requirements.

In October and November 2022, we conducted in-field trials of each FIMS prototype, testing real-world capabilities that will support thriving UAS operations in Australia.

The FIMS Prototype work has enabled Airservices to build a deep understanding of the innovative capabilities we will provide in our FIMS.