Implementing an open access UTM for the UK

DATE: 16 June, 2021

LOCATION: Online webinar

START TIME: 1:00 pm END TIME: 2:30 pm

The adoption of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) can deliver substantial economic benefits through a range of new applications and business models.

Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) will be required to unlock the benefits and provide safe and routine coordination of UAS as we move to increasingly automated and Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations.

Connected Places Catapult, in collaboration with the Department for Transport, Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and industry stakeholders have developed a national UTM framework called Open-Access UTM.  This programme has successfully progressed Open-Access UTM from concept through to live field trials, demonstrating how UTM could deliver air traffic management services in the future.

The purpose of this webinar will be to talk through the outcomes of the programme in two parts:

Part 1 – will provide a brief history and what has been achieved and discuss the way forward for UTM in the UK. This will be followed by a Q&A panel with key stakeholders from policy and regulation.

Part 2 – will present a more technical look at the Open-Access UTM framework, also followed by a Q&A panel with the consortium partners.


David Lamb

Policy Team Lead

Department for Transport

Gary Cutts

Challenge Director Future Flight

Innovate UK

Mark Westwood

Chief Technology Officer

Connected Places Catapult

Hannah Tew

Director of Air Mobility

Connected Places Catapult

Rupert Benbrook

Product Architect

Altitude Angel

David Murphy

Chief Architect and Product Manager

ANRA Technologies

Matt Satterley

Policy and Government Relations


Sean Camilleri

Strategic development manager and Innovation Center Lead

Collins Aerospace

Chris Gee

Principal Engineer, Air Mobility

Connected Places Catapult

James Bell

Acting Innovation Strategy Lead

Civil Aviation Authority

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