Evolution of ATM to Meet the Needs of New Entrants

Date & Time:

10 February 2021 at 0900 EST



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A recording of the webinar has been made available on ICAO TV and can be re-watched on demand.




Any vision to safely integrate new entrants into the airspace can only be realized when we solve for how information will be exchanged. The set of capabilities that allow operators to send and receive information, is predicated on how we can build this holistic picture of the airspace. And it depends on a timely and accurate flow of information between all stakeholders.  


As the pace of technological advancement increases, two architectures have emerged. The first depends on the flow of information through a single, government-provided platform; similar to the model that traditional aviation has relied upon for the past 100 years. The alternative model distributes information through a consortium of industry provided services, requiring less government intervention and faster progress on digitization and innovation. 


Over the past several years, Alphabet's Wing has worked closely with aviation authorities, standards bodies and its peers to demonstrate a path to safely scale drone operations. This SkyTalk will compare the two models, demonstrate how and where those models are being put into practice today, and outline the steps we must take to realize a vision that enables the growth of new entrants.




 Ben Brooks, Public Policy Manager, Wing


Ben coordinates policy development, international advocacy, and market exploration for Wing based in Palo Alto, California. He works with regulators and policymakers to identify opportunities for collaboration with a view to promoting safe and responsible operations in shared skies. Prior to Wing, Ben led regulatory advocacy for Uber based in San Francisco, Singapore and Sydney with negotiations on five continents. Ben is a qualified gliding instructor and private pilot, and holds degrees in law, history, and literature from the University of Sydney.



Matt Satterley, Policy and Government Relations, Wing


Matthew Satterley is a member of the Wing policy team. Matthew supports federal and international policy efforts with a focus on UAS traffic management (UTM). He has worked for over six years to help shape UTM in the United States of America and abroad.


Mathew has contributed to multiple U.S., federal advisory committees and has significant experience in coalition building and management. He has also served as the co-Chair to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Unmanned Aerial Systems Working Group.


Matthew’s early involvement in UTM helped to shape the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability program, as well as the UAS Integration Pilot Program, the Unmanned Traffic Management Pilot Program, and U.S. Remote ID Cohort initiatives informing future unmanned traffic lawmaking and regulation. He has also helped to develop emerging UTM programs in Australia, Finland, and Switzerland, among other places.


Prior to his work on UTM, Matthew served the Office of Congressman Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) as Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director where he interpreted and drafted legislative proposals in support of Congressman LoBiondo’s Chairmanship of the Aviation Subcommittee in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Matthew is a graduate of St. Lawrence University, with a degree in government.


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