New Partnership: Global UTM Association
2022 is proving to be a big year for Skyway as we continue in development and connecting with equally enthusiastic partners. We are excited to announce our strategic collaboration with the Global UTM Association (GUTMA), a global representative for organizations within the UTM market in order to foster a global ecosystem within the industry.
What is GUTMA?
GUTMA is an organization that supports a federated system for UTM services and fair UTM and drone services markets. It works to identify the processes that contribute to its objectives and will cooperate in impactful research and development, technical, regulatory, and political processes in a constructive and authoritative way. GUTMA is a global association open to both private and public organizations, and it is recognized as the most representative and effective association for the global drone services industry.
GUTMA’s board of directors brings together many industry leaders from Wing, DroneHub, Skyward/Verizon, Amazon, Airservices Australia, NEC, Airbus & FOCA.
GUTMA represents organizations involved in innovative drone services and smart mobility solutions enabled by services that keep drone operations at all altitudes safe and efficient. It engages in impactful research and development and in technical, regulatory and political processes to foster a global ecosystem in a fair global drone services market. (GUTMA Mission Statement)
With a likely massive drone ecosystem soon to emerge, this collaboration proves timely in its ability to provide the fundamental building blocks of the ever-evolving and technologically based consumer market.
As a representative for organizations within the UTM market, GUTMA is an essential addition to Skyway’s mission of providing the most advanced secure aviation data exchange for autonomous aircraft, Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) systems. GUTMA similarly works to foster an ecosystem within the industry on a global scale. Together, we will work to further global standardization for advanced air traffic systems. This will ensure the development and deployment harmonization of products and services that will benefit all stakeholders globally.
At this juncture, it is important for all urban air mobility businesses to collaborate in structuring the ecosystem. Standardization is going to be critical for business scalability across many nations. – Clifford Cruz, Skyway CEO
For more information on our newest partner, visit gutma.org.