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Unmanned air traffic management company Anra opens European office

Airspace management and unmanned mission systems supplier Anra Technologies establishes a company in Estonia to enable it to participate in the trials and tests of autonomous drones in Europe.

The creation of the company will allow Anra to participate in the activities of the members as a company based in the European Union (EU). The company, which was founded in 2015, has locations in Washington DC, USA, New Delhi, India and has an office in Cranfield, UK since 2019.

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Amit Ganjoo, Founder and CEO of Anna Technologies, said: “We are waiting for the right moment to establish our business in Europe and believe that the time has come to invest in the EU to expand our portfolio. Estonia is a perfect fit for Anra and we have already started to engage and collaborate within the EU.

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is developing an air traffic management system for drones called U-Space which is expected to come into force in January Next year.

Anra is participating in an EASA demonstration for urban air mobility (UAM) as part of a consortium called AMU-LED, as a U-space service provider for vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft.

AMU-LED will test real-life UAM operations in a U-space ecosystem for coordinated flights of multiple types of drones in different scenarios with use cases and applications including inspections, logistics and mobility using vehicles. aerial. Actual flights will take place in Spain, the Netherlands and the UK.

Anra is also supporting the feasibility study of the European Space Agency Space for Urban Air Mobility (UAM) with its Estonian partners Skycorp and the Estonian Aviation Academy. This effort will assess space services for safe and efficient UAM operations for urban areas, with Tartu in Estonia being one of the main cities supporting the user-centered approach.

“ANRA is positioning itself as an international thought leader while leading standards development, participating in aviation rule development efforts and creating world-class software platforms,” said Dr. Ajay Modha, Anra Company Manager for the UK. “We can help harmonize the digitization of aviation for the EU and globally for autonomous aircraft.”

“Estonia already has a low density of air traffic and an open airspace, which makes us one of the most flourishing drone ecosystems in Northern Europe,” said Kristo Reinsalu, Director General of the Aeronautics Cluster Estonian. “Innovators like ANRA will play a key role in helping us set up a U-Space Sandbox, which paves the way 100% ready for commercial drone use. “