GE Launches UAS Traffic Management Tech Business

General Electric has unveiled a new company to help build traffic management systems designed to support the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace.

AiRXOS operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of GE and has been tapped to serve as a partner on several programs to support the development of UAS traffic management platforms, GE said Thursday.

The Transportation Department has selected AiRXOS to work with the cities of San Diego and Memphis and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma to develop UTM systems and manage drone operations across urban settings and beyond-visual-line-of-sight environments as part of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program.

AiRXOS will collaborate with CAL Analytics, Gryphon Sensors and Ohio State University’s College of Engineering to develop a UTM platform for the U.S. 33 Smart Mobility Corridor to facilitate the transmission of drone tracking and detection data to the Ohio Department of Transportation’s traffic management center.

The GE subsidiary will set up an office in Syracuse, N.Y., to support its collaboration with the Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance.

AiRXOS also has teamed up with NASA on the Technical Capability Level testing initiative and has submitted an application for the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability program to ensure safety of drone operations.

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