Certiflight will perform an inspection flight over the runway of an Italian airport

March 19, 2024

Certiflight is going to carry out an inspection flight over a runway of the airport of Grottaglie, a city located in southern Italy and belonging to the province of Taranto, in the Puglia region. The test will take place this Thursday, March 21.

The flight will be a demonstration of the project's technical capabilities to inspect the pavement, runway strips, safety areas and visual aids. The objective is to demonstrate that Certiflight is a useful tool for airport runway inspections because the proper maintenance of airfield facilities is vital to maintain safety and avoid potentially fatal accidents. In addition, the test will allow the technicians to obtain valuable information on the status of Certiflight's technology to continue working on its further development.

Certiflight is a European project, funded by EUSPA, which uses the Galileo OSNMA feature to certify the flight tracks of drones and ultralight aircraft inside VLL airspace.

The test flight will be part of the Mediterranean Aerospace Matching, which will be held from March 20th to 22nd. It is a convention with an innovative format featuring exhibitions areas, conference session, round tables a matchmarking platform and flight demonstrations.