Atlas Air Traffic Laboratory For Advanced Systems
About us
ATLAS (Air Trafic Laboratory for Advanced unmanned Systems) is a Test Flight Centre located in Villacarrillo (Jaen) which offers the international aerospace community an aerodrome equipped with excellent technological-scientific facilities and airspace ideally suited to the development of experimental flights with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAS/RPAS).

The ATLAS Centre holds the first facilities in Spain exclusively dedicated to testing light and tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) or Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems RPAS.

These facilities are unique and leading in Europe, as they are the first exclusively designed for researching and testing these aircrafts, an field considered worldwide as one of the most promising in international aerospace industry.

Therefore, this is a strategic project for the Andalusian aerospace industry, since it will be at the edge of one of the world’s most promising subsectors and also represents one of the foci for research and development of new military and civil technologies at international level. At the same time, the project will encourage the industrial activity on UAV sector, which is being developed in Andalusia and Spain by several companies and organizations.

Excellent technological and scientific facilities to test light and tactical UAS or RPAS


Unique center in Europe for the RPAS experimentation technologies and air traffic management

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Aerodrome with main runway of 800 meters, auxiliary runway of 400 meters and control tower

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1,000 km2 Airspace, with the best conditions for flight testing with UAV

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Infrastructure and hangars available to the international aerospace companies

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A broad platform of unmanned aircraft, from helicopters to electrical aircraft

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