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Geopolitics & 3-D Negotiations
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Nikos Chatzis

“…For years we have been talking about adding unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and air taxis or advanced air mobility (AAM) to the national airspace (NAS) but there are a few constraints that prevent these two nascent technologies to join their manned counterparts over controlled airspace. One of these restrictions is the fact that we cannot operate these unmanned vehicles in our skies by adding their management to the current air traffic control (ATC) infrastructure. Unmanned aircraft, especially UAVs, will have to have an independent unmanned traffic management (UTM) system and will coordinate with ATC but will not be dependent on it. Since 2018, SkyGrid, a joint venture between SparkCognition and Boeing, has developed and deployed UTM technology that aims to accelerate the massive acceptance of unmanned platforms in the NAS. Last week, SkyGrid announced it has been selected to participate in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)’s Advanced Air Mobility National Campaign…”