APANT - Associação Portuguesa de Aeronaves Não Tripuladas
The Portuguese Association of Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (APANT) is a Portuguese non-profit association, created in 2016, with the purpose to promote the integration of aircraft and unmanned aviation in airspace, namely the U-Space, urban air mobility (UAM), advanced air mobility (AAM) and the safe, efficient and sustained development of this sector, and actively contribute to support the progressive integration of UAS into the airspace.
APANT as association represents and defends the interests of its Members, namely with the Portuguese regulatory authority, ANAC, collaborating and cooperating with the CAA and other national organization and stakeholders whenever requested.
APANT Activities APANT promote nationally and internationally all related activities and topics related to unmanned aircraft systems, unmanned aviation and U space.
The association follows the main developments of authorities, entities, organizations, commissions, working groups and national and international associations that have a direct impact on regulatory activity, as well as on research and development in the sector of activity.
The Association, together with its members, prepares studies, institutional positions and opinions on the use of unmanned aircraft and respective systems, in the recreational, sports, research and/or commercial aspects.
APANT intends to promote awareness-raising actions among users in the various aspects, under the terms of the legislation and regulations in force, as well as the dissemination of standards and good practices aimed at pursuing the safety of the use of unmanned aircraft in Portuguese airspace.
APANT intends to collaborate with national, European and international public authorities and entities in the civil aviation sector, with other national or foreign associations and organizations, as well as with academic institutions, to promote research and technological and industrial development in this sector of activity.
In the long term, the association intends to promote, among its members and competent entities or bodies, the creation of research and development centers, in order to promote the conditions and infrastructure necessary for these activities. It also intends to promote synergies with other national and international research centers.
APANT is a member of the Joint European Drone Associations (JEDA) and presently has about 167 members including individuals that have drones for leisure private purposes, drone operators, manufacturers, and drone related businesses. Its most important annual event is being part of the organization of the theme related UAS, UAM,
AAM panels of the Portugal Air Summit