The Global UTM Association is excited to announce the release of its first publications. The UTM Architecture document presents the main stakeholders and the main building blocks of a global interoperable UTM system. Your comments and suggestions are welcome. We will soon start to work on its next iteration.
The Flight Declaration Protocol is an open effort led by our Data Exchange working group. It aims to facilitate the secure exchange of flight situation data between UTM providers. You can download it from and then suggest improvements directly on our collaboration platform.
Join us in Montreal to shape the future of UTM
Our annual conference in Montreal on June 26 will provide attendees with an opportunity to discuss how UTM systems are being tested worldwide. It will also give them a chance to dig deeper into our current and upcoming documents. The main goal of the day will be to come up with a roadmap for the development of the first commercial implementations of UTM systems.
To celebrate the publication of our new documents, use this link to the Registration page to benefit from a 25% discount! (discount code: UTM-Architecture)
Here are the organizations that joined us this month. A warm welcome to:
|The Netherlands||Aerialtronics develops, produces and services commercial unmanned aircraft systems. Aerialtronics’ systems can be applied to a wide variety of segments including Safety & Security, Inspection, Creative, Surveying & Mapping, Agriculture and Research.||aerialtronics.com|
|Russia||Azimut carries out development, batch production and delivery of radio-communication, navigation, landing, surveillance and air traffic control automation systems on a turnkey basis to civil aviation enterprises. It also develops and carries out integrated airports and air traffic control centers equipment and re-equipment projects.||en.azimut.ru
|Japan||Blue Innovation is a leading company in the Japanese drone market since its|
establishment in 1999. The company operates SoraPass, the first drone service platform in Japan. They have also launched JUIDA, Japan’s only industrial welfare association for drones. JUIDA’s main objective is to establish a safety guideline and rule for drones flying in Japan including pilot & operator training and certification system, quality guarantee, and certification and issuance, in association with the government.
|France||Thales Group designs and builds electrical systems and provides services for the aerospace, defence, transportation and security markets. The group provides UTM cloud based services to operators and authorities relying on its secured and resilient ECOsystem infrastructure.||thalesgroup.com/en|
|Spain||The Department of Computer Architecture carries out research in the field of computer architecture and technology. It is involved in specific lines of research such as processor microarchitecture, compilers, programming models, operating systems, mobile and wireless networks, ATM networks, large-scale data management, data mining and multimedia content management.||ac.upc.edu|
|Finland||Vaisala manufactures electronic measurement systems and equipment for meteorology and the environmental sciences, traffic safety, and industrial applications.||vaisala.com|
Here are the organizations that joined us this month. A warm welcome to:
|Germany||Colibrex develops a drone information and drone traffic management database and app for enhanced safety and regulation, including solutions for management of No-fly and Limited-fly zones, and solutions for geo-fencing and drone tracking.||Colibrex.com|
|Japan||JUTM was launched in August 2016 with founding members from various industry for discussing and developing environment and technology necessary for safe operation and realization of social unmanned not limited to aerial but also ocean and ground vehicles. As of February 2017, we have members of about 80 companies and government agencies.||JUTM.org
|Australia||NQ UAV provides a complete service for any company, research body or government organisation wishing to utilise UAV’s: necessary project management, approvals, pilots, craft and data processing for either simple or complex UAV applications.||nquav.com.au|
We are proud to welcome a new batch of outstanding organizations with a wide range of expertise as members!
|Germany||Dedrone provides an automatic, integrated and self-contained drone detection, identification and counter-measures platform to defeat drone threats and their operators 24/7.||dedrone.com|
|Switzerland||The Drone Alliance Europe represents commercial operators of drones and those that provide, or wish to provide, services to them.||dronealliance.eu
|Spain||The Madrid Aerospace Cluster contributes to the development of the aerospace sector in the Madrid region. The cluster has a UTM Working Group of UTM and actively develops proposals for new regulation proceedings at Spanish and European level.||madridaerospace.es|
|Japan||NTT DATA Corporation is a Japanese system integration company and a subsidiary of the renowned Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) group.||nttdata.com|
We are pleased to announce our first annual conference in Montreal on June 26 2017. The event will provide you with an overview of the latest developments in the field of UTM worldwide as well as with an in-depth dive into our main topics for 2017: UTM architecture, data exchange and registration. You can register you interest here. We will send you an update as soon as the early bird tickets are on sale.
The association will also be present at the Global Robot Expo in Madrid, February 2-4 2017, with our president, Jonathan Evans, as keynote speaker. Fill in this form if you would like to meet him there.
The Overall UTM Architecture working group is putting the finishing touches to its first document, which should be publicly available in early March. We are also exploring how to contribute to data exchange within the framework of an open source effort. Last, but not least, we are working on an overview of registration efforts worldwide with the aim of fostering interoperable solutions.
If you have any questions or if you are interested in joining us, please contact our Secretary General, Benoit Curdy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we keep adding great companies to our membership, we have reached the point where it becomes hard to follow who is joining by just looking at the membership list. From now on, we will therefore introduce our latest members to you.
Please welcome Full Members who joined in January 2017:
|USA||Harris is a proven leader in tactical communications, geospatial systems and services, air traffic management, environmental solutions, avionics and electronic warfare, and space and intelligence.|
Harris provides integration services, display systems and surveillance sensors for such BVLOS infrastructure, ensuring safe UAS integration into the National Airspace System (NAS).
|Italy||The Octo Drone Box is the first electronic device in Italy that can monitor and provide security to drones. The box was made from many years of experience in the insurance and automotive Octo world and uses the Kernel Module processor OctoTelematics, patented and natively integrated within the Octo Drone Box.|
Octo has more than 4.4 million connected users and the world's largest database of telematics data, with over 127 billion miles of driving on the data collected and analyzed 340,000 accidents.
|Switzerland||SkySoft-ATM’s corporate mission is to rethink the design and the implementation of ATM systems using a new innovative approach.|
SkySoft-ATM has been developing and implementing ATM solution since 2001. As such they are naturally involved in projects related to the integration of UAV in the airspace.
Executives who have been part of global efforts know that international associations often struggle to reach the level of efficiency and speed required to achieve success. Consequently, when I present about the Global UTM Association, I am often asked for more details regarding how exactly it is managed. My answer is simple: we are a remote-first organization.
What this means is that we spend the bulk of our administrative resources on building and maintaining a professionally-managed remote collaboration infrastructure. In fact, this was our only choice, as the association has spanned over fifteen countries and seven time zones since day one.
Lausanne, Switzerland – July 28, 2016 – The newly founded Global UTM Association has elected its first board of directors. The board is composed of nine members: Jonathan Evans (Skyward) as president, Christian Struwe (DJI) as vice president, Lorenzo Murzili (Swiss FOCA) as treasurer, Sebastian Babiarz (Nokia), Marc Kegelaers (Unifly), Hao Liu (BUAA), Yannick Lévy (Parrot), Gontran Reboud (ViaSat), and Mark Watson (NATS).
The goal of the association is to identify actions to be taken to safely, securely, and efficiently integrate Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS, also known as drones) into airspace systems. Its working groups will draft and distribute interoperability blueprints for UAS Traffic Management (UTM).