How we work

GUTMA –the Global Uncrewed Traffic Management Association- represents organizations involved in innovative drone services and smart mobility solutions. It engages in impactful research and development and in technical, regulatory, and political processes to foster a global ecosystem in a fair global drone services market.


GUTMA expects a massive drone ecosystem to emerge that will only thrive if drones can fly automatically over longer distances. And it is important to appreciate that UTM is a critical enabler for the safe and efficient operation of these drones at scale.

This ecosystem of companies in the global drone services market will add real .

  • GUTMA identifies the processes that contribute to its objectives and will cooperate in impactful research and development.

  • GUTMA supports a federated system for UTM services and fair UTM and drone services markets



Working groups

Our organisation is working to create an alignment framework in which ATM and UTM can converge. In order to achieve this context, GUTMA features the following working groups:

Standards Harmonization Working Group

The GUTMA Standards Working Group liaise between Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs) and promote standard harmonization – fostering a more coherent market growth worldwide. In addition to the harmonization mission, this Working Group will provide responses and recommendations for SDOs such as EUROCAE, ASTM & ISO in the UTM ecosystem matter.

Market Working Group

The Market Working Group tackles the challenges set by the global market. Open exclusively to members of the association, it aims to identify the relevant issues that can boost the development of a competitive UTM services market. It will follow regulatory trends related to the UTM services market-with the objective to develop conclusions to be presented to regulators, aviation associations, civil aviation authorities and other relevant entities through specific position papers.


EU Drone Leaders’ Group

The Group is a high-level policy body established by the Directorate General of Transport of the European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union. It will gather regulators, institutional personalities, and industries in a series of meetings that will take place until the official adoption of the strategy, planned for the end of 2022.


Aerial Connectivity Joint Activity

ACJA, which stands for Aerial Connectivity Joint Activity, is a collaboration initiative between GUTMA and the GSMA.   ACJA focuses on promoting interchange and understanding between the aviation and cellular communities, the purpose being to enhance information sharing and avoid incompatibilities between those groups.

There is great interest from both the aviation and cellular communities in aerial cellular. However, till now the two communities have mostly investigated the topic independently, leading to a misalignment of understanding, expectations, priorities, and standards.

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