On January 14, 2019, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced proposed new rules and a pilot project to allow unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), to fly overnight and over people without waivers under certain conditions and to further integrate drones safely into the national airspace system.
The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management System Pilot Project (UPP) supposed to run till September 2019, is intended to develop and demonstrate a traffic management system to safely integrate drone flights within the nation’s airspace system. Also, the pilot project will create a shared information network and gather data that can be used for future rulemakings.
These contracts have been awarded to three providers to mature technologies for unmanned aircraft traffic management including, flight planning, communications, aircraft separation and weather services for these drones, which will operate under 400 feet.
ANRA DroneUSS™ UTM platform will be a key part of the two out of the three selected provider solutions:
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