Airbus UTM Developing Fairness Concept For Drone Airspace Access

Lack of a common definition for first-come, first served in UTM is a challenge to ensuring fair access to airspace for drones.

Credit: Airbus UTM
First-come, first-served—the decades-old paradigm for equitable access to airspace—is being challenged as uncrewed aircraft enter the airspace in greater numbers, requiring a new definition of fairness. The diversity of use cases for uncrewed traffic management (UTM) requires a new approach to...
Graham Warwick

Graham leads Aviation Week's coverage of technology, focusing on engineering and technology across the aerospace industry, with a special focus on identifying technologies of strategic importance to aviation, aerospace and defense.

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