Over 50 US airports to participate in new pilot program to enable safer UAS flights

AirMap and the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) have realeased the Digital Notice and Awareness Systemâ„¢ (D-NAS), the companies said.

D-NASâ„¢ was created to allow UAS operators to provide airports with real-time digital information about the location of their flights.

D-NAS works by allowing a UAS operator to send an encrypted digital flight notice to a secure dashboard at an airport´s operations center. Flight information will be able to be submitted through many different UAS interfaces, including the flying apps provided by leading drone manufacturers DJI, Yuneec, and 3DRobotics.

These connections facilitate the transmission of important safety-critical information to airports, including the GPS location of the UAS flight. Participating airports will access this information through the AirMap D-NAS dashboard, which provides a map view of flights in proximity to the airport and the option to contact the UAS operator directly.

Founded in 1928, AAAE represents men and women who work at public-use commercial and general aviation airports. AAAE´s 5,000-plus members represent some 850 airports and hundreds of companies and organizations that support the airport industry. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., AAAE serves its membership through results-oriented representation in Washington, D.C., and delivers a wide range of industry services and professional development opportunities, including training, conferences, and a highly respected accreditation program. Created by AAAE in 2015, the Airport Innovation Accelerator is a community to explore, discuss, and launch innovation in airports.

AirMap provides airspace information and services for unmanned aircraft, commonly known as drones. Developed by experts in drone technology, aviation, and policy, AirMap´s cutting-edge technology transforms airspace below 500 feet to create an interconnected drone ecosystem.