Ministry of Public Works and Transport, Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Subdirectorate General of Air Transport, Spain
Andres Lopez Morales has bachelor´s degree in Aeronautics and Master degree in Industrial Engineering. He has over 18 years of experience always in Aeronautics, mainly in aircraft certification, electromagnetics and strategic analysis. In 2012, he joined the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, carrying out strategic and regulatory development activities, among others, in the area of drones. He has actively participated in the development of the Strategic Plan for the development of the drone sector in Spain, which was presented by the Ministry of Public Works and Transport in March 2018.
The aim of this presentation is to explain the importance of U-Space implementation for the development of future applications and services in Europe, from the Spanish Regulator point of view. Among others, the presentation will identify the steps taken since the very first projects starting in 2017, analyse their progress, results, indentifying the challenges and next steps.