On April 10th 2020, FAA announced the selection Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership in Blacksburg, Va., and Griffiss International Airport in Rome, N.Y., as test site participants for Phase 2 of the UTM Pilot Program (UPP).
In line with the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, UPP Phase 2 will showcase capabilities and services that support high-density Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operations, including remote identification (Remote ID) services and public safety operations. Data collected from Phase 2 test activities will help inform a cross-agency Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) Implementation Plan.
“ANRA has played a key role in working on many of these standards and developmental activities leading up to this Phase 2 award and we are excited to have our SmartSkies™ UTM platform be a key part of both of the selected projects”, said Brent Klavon, Vice President of Operations at ANRA Technologies
UPP Phase 1 was completed in August 2019 in collaboration with NASA, FAA UAS test sites and their industry partners. Phase 1 tested capabilities such as the exchange of flight intent data among UAS operators. Participants also generated UAS Volume Reservations (UVRs), which are notifications to operators about inbound priority operations.
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