UTM/UAM

Air traffic management for uncrewed aircraft

ATM and UTM are becoming more and more linked as new aircraft enter airspace controlled by air traffic management organisations globally.  As a result, we will increase our coverage of these topics in this UTM section of our site to make them easier to identify if this is your area of interest.  Below you will find news and features on uncrewed traffic management (UTM) solutions, uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAV), Urban Air Mobility (UAM), Advanced Air Mobility (AAM), drones, eVTOL and more as the industry evolves.

USAF completes flight tests on Skyborg testbed

Last month, the USAF’s Emerging Technology Combined Test Force (ET-CTF) completed flight tests on its new autonomous aircraft testbed in support of its ongoing Skyborg project.

Russia accepts first Orion UAVs

The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has accepted its first three Orion long-range medium- to high-altitude unmanned combat air vehicles (UCAVs) from the Kronstadt Group.

USMC performs first operational MQ-9A flight in Middle East

Pilots and sensor operators from the Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 1 (VMU-1) ‘Watchdogs' have conducted the first operational flight of an MQ-9A Reaper unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) in the Middle East.

US Navy orders three more MQ-25s

The US Navy has exercised a contract option to procure an additional three MQ-25A Stingray unmanned air-to-air refuelling aircraft.

Norway to become first Nordic country to implement a UTM system

Being at the forefront of the drone development, the technically advanced UTM solution will provide Avinor Air Navigation Services the means to accelerate safe integration of drones and help to further increase the use of this technology in Norwegian airspace for years to come.

US Navy orders additional MQ-4C Tritons

The US Navy will acquire an additional two MQ-4C Triton high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from Northrop Grumman.

Singapore moves one step closer to Urban Air Mobility

Although there was some question about the viability of the Singapore Airshow under the shadow of the Coronavirus. The show went ahead and important business is being conducted.