Drone traffic should be regulated, say participants at the Foreign Investors Summit

Newsroom 27/10/2015 | 14:50

“Fitting legal measures must be put into place concerning the drones. This area should be regulated, just like all the others, because after all, this will pose traffic issues. It is clear as day that an air traffic code must appear,” according to Varujan Pambuccian, member of the Commission for IT&C in the Chamber of Deputies, who was a speaker at the Business Review event Foreign Investors’ Summit. 

He said that companies like Amazon are already thinking about delivering merchandise using drones, and this already poses some traffic issues.

On the other hand, George Stan, chief investment officer at Teamnet Group, a Romanian company that manufactures drones locally, said that at European level, efforts are being made to establish new rules and regulations in this field. He also said some security measures are in order until the technology becomes mature.

He said that in the drone business, there are currently three main areas of interest: the toy drones, the military fields and the middle field, which is where Teamnet stands, and where there is a great deal of promise.

“We are the first Romanian company that exports services based on UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) made in Romania,” said Stan.

Recently, Teamnet announced the start of its collaboration with Airbus Defence & Space. 

Airbus is the provider for creating the broadband data communication system and the board computer of the Signus UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle).

In this project, Teamnet will carry out R&D into collecting precise data in real time, while in the air. Teamnet will be developing and integrating the board computer, the system of sensors necessary for collecting data, the computerized navigation system and the aerial platform.

Stan also announced other plans of the company in the drone field.

“We are building a production unit near Clinceni, where we can go from simply manufacturing to more complicated things, as far as the drones we are building are concerned,” said Stan during the Foreign Investors Summit.

Read a full report of the Foreign Investors Sumit in the next Business Review issue. 

Otilia Haraga

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