UAS Unmanned Traffic Management Pilot Program

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Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems - Unmanned Aircraft Systems LogoOn January 14, 2019, Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao addressed attendees to the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 98th Annual Meeting on the future of Transportation. In her remarks, Secretary Chao highlighted the DOT / FAA Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) Pilot Program (UPP) awardees, which included the FAA-designated State of Nevada UAS Test Site.

On August 1, 2019, the FAA concluded its UTM/UPP with the State of Nevada, Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems (NIAS), the FAA-designated UAS Test Site, and UPP partner companies.

The Nevada UPP focused on advanced airspace, drone, and sensor technology for safe drone airspace operations in an urban environment. The Nevada UAS Test Site proposal included over 20 Nevada-based, out of state Nevada Teammates, and international partners and was demonstrated in the City of Reno with additional testing in the City of Henderson and Town of Laughlin, Nevada.

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Partners

The Nevada (Smart Silver State) UPP partners include: AiRXOS a GE venture, ANRA Technologies, WhiteFox Defense, Iris Automation, Drone America, Praxis Aerospace Concepts International, Inc., UltiSat, Inc., AviSight, Deseret-UAS/USU, Telesis, Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority, the Cities of Reno and Henderson, Town of Laughlin, and international partners Unifly and Institute of Aviation, Warsaw (ILOT).

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Members of the news media can use our media request form to submit an inquiry regarding the UAS testing programs that are occurring with the City of Reno.