UAS/Drone Traffic Management Integration Service



We believe PASSUR Aerospace can bridge the gap between the way the National Airspace System (NAS) actually works and how commercial drone operators envision it working.

Our service is designed to help commercial drone operators become more informed, effective, and collaborative members of the NAS by integrating them into PASSUR’s existing aviation intelligence platform, currently used by the main NAS stakeholders (airlines, airports, business aviation, and the FAA).

The PASSUR service will help drone operators understand how the commercial airspace operates, including its capabilities and limitations, and ensure they quickly become connected and informed stakeholders within the aviation community – so that they can appropriately represent their interests with traditional NAS operators and the FAA.

The PASSUR approach includes both a proactive immersion in NAS basics for prospective commercial drone operators; and interpretation and response to regulator policies and rules, once those are released.

  • PASSUR’s existing platform is designed to ensure that commercial operators can optimize their use of the NAS in collaboration with the air services provider, like the FAA.
  • One of the biggest challenges commercial drone operators face is that they are not currently integrated into the National Airspace System.
  • PASSUR’s team of experts and solutions will assist the large drone operator fleets to integrate into the NAS.
  • PASSUR’s mission is to improve global air traffic efficiencies by connecting the world’s aviation professionals onto a single aviation intelligence platform.
  • PASSUR’s experience, data, products, and people are uniquely positioned to understand the environment and interpret the requirements of commercial drone operators.
WHAT We’re delivering

A service program that combines PASSUR’s expertise, unique historical data, and a software platform that helps to interpret that data (all used today by current commercial operators).

Specific subject areas:

  • Operational plan development
    • Much like existing commercial NAS users, commercial drone operations will have a schedule of flights that needs to be choreographed, planned, coordinated, and executed on any given day. Future “Drone Operations Centers” will apply many of the same strategies and tools used by airlines and other flight operators to accomplish their mission.
  • Airspace management services
    • In order to optimize their operations, commercial drone operators will need to take advantage of either existing but unused (or underutilized) airspace capacity, or newly developed airspace capacity that doesn’t exist today. This includes FAA liaison and compliance with FAA regulations.
  • Flight and airspace data visualization, fusion, and analytics
    • As the newest aircraft in the NAS, commercial drone operations will need to be integrated into existing integrated visualizations of air traffic; and the drone operators will in turn need to become active users of airspace and air traffic visualization and analysis tools.
  • Collaborative Decision Making (CDM)
    • Today’s commercial operators (airlines, airports, FBOs, corporate flight operations, and others) interact with the FAA tactically and strategically to collectively optimize the NAS.
    • Commercial drone operators will need be integrated into that decision-making ecosystem.
  • Air traffic flow management and optimization
    • These are strategies and tools used today by the FAA and commercial operators to address situations where demand and capacity imbalances require the use of system constraints or delay. Drone operators will need to become full participants in this system.
  • Congestion avoidance management & Route planning and irregular operation mitigation
    • A distinct set of programs designed to avoid constraints and delay developed for current commercial operations, that will have distinct and unique applications for drone operations.
  • Strategic and tactical mission objectives, coordination, communication, and approval
    • Development of overall concepts of operation in complex and congested operating areas – to ensure that drone operators are fully integrated with airspace service providers, other government agencies, and key stakeholders.
  • Schedule completion
  • On time delivery
  • Asset utilization
  • Turn times
WHAT commercial drone operators WILL DO DIFFERENTLY
  • Seamlessly integrate into the NAS