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NASA UTM 2018: Completion of Technical Capability Level 3
TCL 3 was completed in March 2018, with approximately 40 participating organizations. Agreements were formalized with the FAA
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NASA UTM 2017: National Campaign
The highly successful National Campaign was executed between May and June at six test sites
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NASA UTM 2016: Technology Capability Levels 1 and 2
In 2016, UTM moved into high gear with the completion of two demonstrations, TCL 1 and TCL 2.
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NASA UTM 2015: The Next Era of Aviation
The NASA Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) Convention was held July 28-30.
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NASA UTM in 2018: Highlights


NASA works in close cooperation with the Federal Aviation Administration to advance UTM. On January 31, the UAS Traffic Management (UTM) Research Transition Plan was finalized with the FAA. This agreement defines FAA and NASA collaborative efforts planned through September 2020.

TCL 3 successfully completed in 2018 with flight demonstration tests conducted at six test sites between May and June. These sites were in Alaska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas, and Virginia. Approximately 40 partners participated, completing shakedowns and flight tests. All sites connected to the UTM system and testing was coordinated from the Airspace Operations Lab at NASA Ames Research Center.

Media events were held in June to highlight the successful campaign.


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Last Updated: September 17, 2019