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UK Government Officially Announces World’s Largest Drone Superhighway

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby

Today at the Farnborough Air Show, the UK government officially announced its Project Skyway, the largest and longest network of drone superhighways in the world.

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The drone superhighway will connect cities and towns across the country, enabled by a consortium led by UTM (Unified Traffic Management) solution provider Altitude Angel, alongside BT, EE, and various UK tech start-ups. Over the course of the next two years, this group will develop 165 miles of drone superhighways linking airspace above Reading, Oxford, Milton Keynes, Cambridge, Coventry, and Rugby.

Proposed as part of the Department for Business, Energy & Strategy (BEIS) InnovateUK programme, the Skyway superhighway network will leverage the potential of unmanned aerial vehicles for the advancement of the urban air mobility…