Skyway 36 selects FlightHorizon for detect-and-avoid and airspace management

Vigilant Aerospaces’ FlightHorizon airspace management and uncrewed traffic management (UTM) system has been selected as the airspace management system for the Skyway36 droneport in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  

FlightHorizon is based on two NASA patents and fuses data from a range of sources including aircraft transponders, radar, drone autopilots, and live Federal Aviation Administration data to create a single picture of airspace around a drone. The software is designed to predict trajectories and provide standards-compliant avoidance commands to the remote pilot. Skyway36 will use FlightHorizon to track and coordinate drones, detect intruding aircraft and provide a safe environment for beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flight of drones.

The Tulsa droneport is the Osage Nation’s aerospace innovation zone, providing dedicated facilities for UAS flights. Officially designated as a Tech Hub by the US Economic Development Administration, it is designed to support advanced air mobility and drone missions including survey drones, first responder drones, autonomous delivery aircraft and other missions. The facility includes an indoor test facility operated by Windshape, hangar and office space under development, a 3,000-foot runway suitable for larger, fixed-wing drones, and a certified helipad for both conventional helicopters and for new electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles. 

The site is managed by DronePort Network, under contract to Osage LLC and is the first commercial node on the Skyway Range Flight Corridor, a 114-nautical mile drone corridor. 

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