Asia BVLOS Operations, UTM Pilot Project and Blockchain on the Membrane
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Asia BVLOS Operations: The Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has granted exemptions to two consortia led by ANRA Technologies to operate drones for BVLOS operations in the country. In addition to leading the consortium, ANRA Technologies is providing UTM as well and drone workflow orchestration services for these consortia that include drone operations for food and medical delivery in two separate regions in Northern India. The ANRA led consortia includes partners like Swiggy, one of India’s biggest food delivery platforms and the renowned Indian Institute of Technology. Please contact us to see how ANRA can help you launch similar services in your region.
“ANRA is honored to lead two consortia for BVLOS experimentation with partners that have commercial and humanitarian use cases to advance drone operations for India”, said Brent Klavon, Vice President Operations at ANRA Technologies.
FAA UTM Pilot Project: FAA announced the selection Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership in Blacksburg, Va., and Griffiss International Airport in Rome, N.Y., as test site participants for Phase 2 of the UTM Pilot Program (UPP). We at ANRA are excited to be powering both these projects. In line with the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, UPP Phase 2 will showcase capabilities and services that support high-density UAS operations, including remote identification (Remote ID) services and public safety operations. Data collected from Phase 2 test activities will help inform a cross-agency UTM implementation.
UTM Podcast. On “Drones in America”, host Grant Guillot and industry leaders, influencers and experts explore the rapidly growing commercial drone industry in the U.S. In a recent episode which focuses on UTM, Guillot was joined by our own Amit Ganjoo and Ken Stewart, CEO of AiRXOS, part of GE Aviation. The discussion is insightful and a quick listen.
Blockchain and UTM: Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Volpe Center published a report discussing the use of blockchain for UAS. Blockchain technology is being looked on to deliver a framework that can be used by stakeholders in the commercial drone industry, as it can ensure security and provide for identity management as well as providing a supporting role in UTM. Read the complete article here.
“In case of a package delivery operation, a blockchain-based repository could log information about the operations such as time, location, resources, delivery date, etc., and make the data accessible to authenticated users, and any other stakeholders along a package’s route,” said Amit Ganjoo, Founder and CEO of ANRA Technologies.
As always, please contact us with your questions and feedback, and one of our team members will be glad to engage with you. Please stay safe out there and we hope to see you all soon.
Your ANRA Team