D-Flight is the company created by ENAV in November 2018 to develop the U-space platform for the provision of services for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), commonly called "drones". The Company's capital is held 60% by ENAV and 40% by an industrial team led by Leonardo in partnership with Telespazio.
ENAV, through D-Flight, aims to make the traditional air traffic coexist with the needs of the new type of traffic, allowing the use of drones for an increasing number of services also of public utility, ensuring the highest levels of safety.
Following the signing of the agreement with the ENAC regulator ENAV undertook to develop and implement a specific air traffic management system for UAVs and to define the methods of service delivery through the development of a platform that - integrating multiple articulated technologies - guarantees the safe handling of remotely piloted aircraft.
D-Flight is the Italian industry's response to the challenge launched by the European Union. The U-space platform - developed by D-Flight - will allow the integration of multiple technologies for the safe handling of remotely piloted aircraft in civil airspace.
D-Flight will release the U-space services progressively, according to a roadmap that anticipates the European program and the ongoing regulatory process, recently launched by the European Air Safety Agency (EASA). Some basic services are already available on the www.d-flight.it portal, in particular the professional drone registration service and the "geoawareness" service, which allows to understand if at a certain point in time Italian territory is possible to fly and what are the flight conditions, based on the regulations in force.