The Dutch Drone Delta collaboration will begin from 1st January 2020, paying attention to safe integration of drones and Urban Air Mobility (UAM), to develop sustainable and feasible ways of future's passengers and freight transport through the air, using drones.
According to the port of Rotterdam, DDD will start working based on the following tracks:
Track 2: Autonomous long-distance flights
Track 3: Safe integration of manned and unmanned traffic
Track 4: Deliveries by drones
Track 5: Transport of freight and persons between and within cities
Apart from Port of Rotterdam the coalition includes the following partners : KLM, Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL), Royal Schiphol Group, KPN, a.s.r. schadeverzekeringen, RAI, Connekt, Antea Group, Space53, Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR), AirHub and Rijkswaterstaat.
All of the above-mentioned parties will join their efforts in making a financial contribution, expanding their skills and knowledge and understanding how drone's application work, in order to further operate with Urban Air Mobility.
For the records, the Netherlands is going to take a leading role in the project, as it has an innovative character and remarkable background in aviation, meaning it has the ability to bring positive achievements.