TECH | Project Wing returns to demonstrate its air traffic management system for drones

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Project Wing has now reemerged after taking part in FAA and NASA testing to demonstrate its air traffic control system.

Hosted at Virginia Tech, the site of previous Chipotle trials, three Wing aircraft interacted with two Intel drones and a . The Project Wing drones were picking up and delivering packages, while the other aircraft were conducting search and rescue missions.

The UTM platform was able to “automatically manage the flight paths of all these different types of UAS, planning new, clear routes for each aircraft if and when conflicts arise.” This is in stark contrast to operators having to manually steer away from obstacles.

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