UTM Pilot Project - Michael Whitaker - NY UAS Corridor
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A Great 2019 Kickoff!

Dear <<First Name>>

Happy New Year and to all our friends on the US East coast, we hope you are staying warm! As we kick off the New Year, we wanted to share a few highlights from the past few weeks.

We are excited to announce Michael Whitaker former Deputy Administrator and Chief NextGen Officer of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a new addition to our management team at ANRA. Michael has spent his career in aviation, first as a lawyer for TWA, then working for United Airlines in Alliances, International and Regulatory Affairs. He left United Airlines to become Group CEO of InterGlobe Enterprises followed by his engagement at FAA, where he was responsible for the modernization of the air traffic system and worked closely with Administrator Huerta in running the world’s busiest, most complex and safest air traffic control system.

On a slightly different front, on January 14, 2019, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced proposed new rules and a UTM Pilot Project (UPP) to allow unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), to fly overnight and over people without waivers under certain conditions and to further integrate drones safely into the national airspace system. These pilot project contracts have been awarded to three providers to mature technologies for unmanned aircraft traffic management including, flight planning, communications, aircraft separation and weather services for  drones operating under 400 feet. We are happy to announce that ANRA DroneUSS™ UTM platform will power two of the three selected provider solutions.

“This project is a significant step forward towards the advancement of research and development for safe UAS integration  and we at ANRA are proud to be a part of this initiative”,  said Amit Ganjoo, CEO ANRA Technologies

Finally, NUAIR and Griffiss in the state of New York have partnered with ANRA as one of the UTM Platform providers to focus on enabling safe integration of UAS into the national airspace for operations at scale. NUAIR Alliance is currently building the first of its kind UAS Traffic Management 50 mile test corridor for beyond visual line-of-sight testing. The test corridor will run between Syracuse and Griffiss International Airport, an FAA-designated national UAS test site located in Rome, NY.

As always please reach out to us with your questions, thoughts, comments and feedback and one of our team members will be glad to engage with you.

Blue Skies

Your ANRA Team

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