6The Future of UTM

“It's inspiring to see how far the industry has advanced in such a short period of time.”

Stephen P. Creamer

Director, Air Navigation Bureau, ICAO1122

“Given the pace of innovation, the solutions we propose today will be obsolete in 5 years.”

Reinaldo Negron

Head of UTM, Wing1123

6.1 General—The Future of UTM

While we may not be able to see over the horizon, we have some idea where the road leads. There are signposts, concrete test results, significant investments, and innovative implementations that help chart the way. The momentum to stand-up UTM is rapidly accelerating, globally. Near-daily announcements of new technical, industry, and regulatory developments lend confidence to forecasts of UTM's transition from “if” ...

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