The UPP Phase II comes to an End: OneSky

In Part One of this series, we talked about the need to establish a traffic management system independent of the current air traffic control (ATC) in order to add unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and eventually urban air mobility (UAM) platforms to the national airspace (NAS). These non-traditional aircraft will only be able to use controlled airspace if they do so safely, and do not add stress to an already stressed ATC. This is the main reason why the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) launched the Integration Pilot Project (IPP) and the UTM Pilot Project (UPP) to bring together NASA, industry and academia to solve the riddle of adding these unconventional platforms to the NAS.

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