India's first drone-air traffic management system

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The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari unveiled the country's first drone-air traffic management system "Sky UTM".

An overview of the news:

What is Sky UTM?

  • It is developed by "Sky Air".

  • Sky UTM is a cloud-based air traffic management system that integrates unmanned air traffic with manned aviation airspace.

  • The system is capable of handling 4,000 flights per hour and 96,000 flights per day.

  • Sky UTM is designed to provide situational awareness, autonomous navigation, risk assessment and traffic management to all drone/other aerial moving operators in the airspace.

How does it work?

  • Sky UTM captures over 255 parameters of UAV movement and stores them in its 'Blackbox' which is a published systematic description of the entire flight.

  • Sky UTM has operated over 300 successful BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) drone flights to date.

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