A version of this article appears in the June 16 edition of Aviation Week & Space Technology. Today’s air traffic management system was born of necessity, out of a deadly mid-air collision over the Grand Canyon in 1956. Now visionaries who foresee low altitudes buzzing with small unmanned aircraft do not want to wait until people are hurt before bringing some order to this uncontrolled airspace. NASA is crafting an unmanned aerial system (UAS) air traffic management (UTM) program ...


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