FAA and NASA to hold UTM UPP phase two workshop on December 9

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and NASA will hold the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) Pilot Program (UPP) Phase 2 Industry Workshop in December. Building on UPP Phase 1, UPP Phase 2 will showcase additional technologies, including Remote Identification (ID) and operations with increasing volumes and density.

What: FAA/NASA UTM Pilot Program Phase 2 December Industry Workshop 

When: Monday, December 9, 2019, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time 

Where: NASA Ames Conference Center, Mountain View, CA

During this half-day workshop, the FAA and NASA will provide participants with an in-depth view of UPP Phase 2, including a walk-through of the Concept of Use, Architecture, Technical and Functional Requirements, and a detailed timeline. UPP Phase 2 partners should be able to support the following capabilities:

  • UAS operations in high density airspace;
  • Remote ID services;
  • USS transmission of flight information to air traffic control due to an off-nominal UTM event;
  • Public safety operations; and,
  • UAS Volume Reservations (UVR) service.

Those interested in more details surrounding the agencies’ plan for partnering with industry for UPP can go to the registration website.

Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis and limited to the first 150 registrants. Only two participants from the same organization may register. The registration deadlines are:

  • Tuesday, November 12 for non-U.S. citizens without permanent residency. NASA requires special paperwork to admit all non-U.S. citizens without permanent residency to attend the workshop at Ames Research Center.
  • Monday, November 25 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents; Please go to the registration website for more information

For any questions on the workshop, email: FAAUTM@FAA.gov.

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