DronePort Network joins Tulsa’s drone and AAM development plan
Aerial strategy and infrastructure specialist DronePort Network has formed a partnership with Osage LLC to develop and manage the large, multi-purpose Skyway 36 aviation facility, whose use by fixed-wing planes, drones, and next-generation passenger craft will be the cornerstone of the Tulsa Regional Advanced Mobility project (TRAM).
Backed by $38.2 million from the US Economic Development Administration’s Build Back Better American Rescue Plan, TRAM seeks to provide organizations from government, nonprofit, academia, and private sectors with a large test bed for trials of a wide array of new aerial activities, including advanced air mobility services. DronePort Network says TRAM is expected to generate up to 40,000 jobs in the Tulsa areas, and between $3.5 billion and 5 billion in economic activity during its first years of operation.
Skyway 36 will serve as one of four planned TRAM operating nodes, connecting Oklahoma State University (OSU), Osage,…