Austro Control selects future UTM system integrating drones- DroneDJ
Austria’s air traffic control agency, Austro Control, is relying on its longtime tech partner Frequentis to prepare a new Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) system that will fully integrate drone flights into the nation’s broader airspace by early 2023.
Austro Control and Vienna-based Frequentis are working on a UTM platform that will permit fast and full communication of data between air traffic controllers and drones, and provide automated functionality in processing requests to access restricted airspace. Frequentis, which specializes in building safety-critical communications and data platforms, won the project following a public tender process to construct Austria’s new UTM system that wrapped up in late April.
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Austro Control says the future UTM asset will facilitate the activity of air traffic officials and drone pilots alike. It has been…