We are creating new paths for Industry 4.0. For companies that blaze forward in the digital revolution. For decision-makers with a pioneering spirit who believe in the opportunities presented by autonomous drones. For optimisers who want to improve existing processes with advanced drone solutions.
Until now, there was no complete solution for the challenge of centrally and simultaneously controlling drone fleets in different locations around the world. HHLA Sky has developed just such a platform. It can clearly and easily map out the fleet planning, scheduling, flight and data preparation.
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Supported by the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport, BMDV, as part of the initiative for innovative port technologies (IHATEC)
Coordinator: Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG, HHLA
Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG, HHLA, and the Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services, CML, want to speed up container rail handling. The aim is to automate the so-called pin handling: the manual folding of pins before loading trains. These pins lock containers on the rail wagons. They have to be raised or moved according to the container size. In future, a mobile robot that will operate this time-costly process step.
HHLA subsidiaries will provide their expertise in process automation, logistics and consulting to this project. HHLA Sky will implement the control and monitoring of the mobile robots via its Integrated Control Center.
Project for Automation of hinterland processes launched: HHLA Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG
Project of the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport, BMDV
Coordinator: Helmut Schmidt University / University of the Federal Armed Forces in Hamburg, HSU
Jointly with the consortium, we are developing "solutions and recommendations for action for the national implementation of the U-space regulation" DVO (EU) 2021/664 of the European Union. First, a U-space operational concept is developed in which a U-space airspace is operated by one S-CISP and at least two USSPs. This will lead to process models for the technical and operational implementation of U-space airspaces that ensure competitive and safe U-space operations in Germany. Additionally, regulatory gaps will be closed as well as the application and approval process for UAS flights will be automated. Therefore, HHLA Sky is contributing its expertise in process automation, mobile robot management and as a drone operator in critical infrastructure.
Project of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, BMVI
Coordinator: Helmut Schmidt University / University of the Federal Armed Forces in Hamburg
In collaboration with our partners, we are developing a comprehensive legal-technical concept for the management of drone traffic. The goal of the project is establishing an official or officially-sanctioned agency that coordinates automated drone traffic. The organisation of the complete process leading to the registration, planning and execution of drone flights will be supported by software, and drone traffic will be integrated into air traffic and the regular transport business.
On January 26, 2023 the European U-Space Regulation will come into effect. In an interview with the Drones Magazine, Sebastian Törsleff describes the requirements and challenges he sees for Germany in this regard and how he envisions implementation. We present the most important points.
The Port of Hamburg welcomed an interested guest: On January 17, 2022, Hamburg's First Mayor, Dr. Peter Tschentscher, visited HHLA Sky for a first-hand look at the start-up's drone technology.
Drones inspect assets at the Port of Hamburg and operate maintenance flights along the Speicherstadt. Matthias Gronstedt, one of the two managing directors of HHLA Sky, explains how UAS are used at the terminal operator HHLA and what applications are considered for the industry.
HHLA’s newest technical system has six propellers and can move far beyond the port: The engineers and software specialists at HHLA Sky have developed a drone system that is globally unique and can be used in the industrial sector. It allows operators to simultaneously monitor more than 100 aircraft, even if they have flown hundreds of kilometres beyond their visual line of sight.
Sven Howar has been the operations manager and a drone pilot at HHLA Sky right from the start. Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG’s start-up intends to establish itself in the new market for drone services.
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