Nitin Gadkari Unveils Unmanned Air Traffic Management System 


New Delhi- Union Minister for Road and Highways, Nitin Gadkari has unveiled the most cutting-edge unmanned air traffic management system in the world, called Skye UTM in New Delhi. The software boasts of various special, ground-breaking features, including the Skye tunnel.

Skye UTM is a cloud-based Aerial traffic management system that stitches unmanned air traffic with manned aviation airspace. Skye UTM is the most advanced and indigenised Aerial traffic management platform. It has been built towards providing situational awareness, autonomous navigation, risk assessment, and traffic management to all drone/other aerial mobility operators across the airspace.

“Drone is a futuristic technology, and its potential is beyond imagination. Drones make activities extremely efficient and cost-effective. Drones are going to be used across sectors, from construction, agriculture, healthcare, defence, infrastructure, surveying, real estate, and transport. Drone companies will even monitor highways and road construction. There is a lot of research happening that will certainly help scale its usage. We wish Skye Air the best of luck in taking this futuristic technology even further,” added Gadkari.

He further commented that his ministry will soon invite participation from drone start-ups to be deployed for real-time monitoring & speed up highway constructions and also keep a check on fatal road accidents. A tender will be floated very soon by the ministry to execute the operation.

Commenting on the needs and the USP of the Aerial traffic management system, Mr. Ankit Kumar, CEO, Skye Air said, “With the higher adoption of drones and other aerial vehicles by various end users, the number of drones in the sky is increasing massively. Skye UTM is a game changer in this regard providing situational awareness to both regulators and pilots.”

About Skye UTM :

Skye UTM has already supported 300+ successful BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) drone flights till now. The Skye UTM captures more than 255+ parameters of UAV movements. It stores them in its ‘Blackbox’ which is a published systematic description of the entire flight. The platform offers the first 3-Dimensional view of the drone airspace along with operations and regulations mapping servers. It offers the latest airspace status, and verified paths, and displays real-time UAV movements.

The UTM is a cloud-based traffic management system that connects and communicates with all types of drones.

Skye UTM boasts on its super accessible pop-up UTM feature, used for non-recurring activities. It allows the user to access the platform and its feature without any complicated integrations. This serves for various applications such as aerial filming, single region survey etc.

The platform offers Regulatory access to Air Traffic Controllers and other regulatory authorities allowing them to have real-time drone traffic movement information, pilot information and other necessary data for evaluation and coordination.

With the system’s successful commercial debut in India, Skye UTM is now accessible to everyone. The traffic management system will also be introduced globally in the coming days.

India is soon anticipated to become the drone capital of the world. With the drone revolution and last-mile connectivity, there will be a surge in drone start-ups foraying in the sector, as a result, manufacturing will also scale up.  In such a scenario, Skye UTM will help take the baton forward by providing a platform that will weave in the much-needed safety measures as drones will be used across industries not just in India but also for drone operations on the worldwide scale.


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