AirShare's director voted onto GUTMA

June 23, 2019 Monique Grierson

The Global UTM Association (GUTMA), announced the appointment of Trent Fulcher, director of AirShare, to the company’s Board. Mr. Fulcher will help guide the non-profit consortium of worldwide Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) stakeholders.  GUTMA’s mission aligns with AirShare’s purpose – to foster the safe, secure and efficient integration of drones into airspace systems.

 “I am honoured to join the GUTMA team” Fulcher said. “The opportunities for New Zealand in the UVA industry are vast. How our regulators integrate these new emerging airspace services with public interest, opens up a new chapter in policy change and UTM management.”

The board welcomed in a lot of new faces; strengthening its diversity and knowledge. The board will focus on active development of open source technical solutions of interoperability in various aspects of UTM, particularly in drone registry, remote ID, geo-awareness, USS <-> USS communication, and open FIMS, as well as effective international outreach and high-level advocacy for the industry.

Global UTM Association Board 2019–2020

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Trent Fulcher is a director of Airways New Zealand’s UTM subsidiary, AirShare.  AirShare is New Zealand’s national UAV Traffic Management service that supports safe and commercially viable UAV operations.  Trent is a strategy and innovation professional with a strong track record of developing, influencing and executing strategy in disrupted sectors, while employed by Airways Corporation, Kiwibank, RBS Bank, PwC and Microsoft.  He has industry experience in Banking and Insurance, Manufacturing, Aviation, Telecommunications and IT – while working in the US, EU and AsiaPac.  Trent is also the founder and a director of fuelled.co.nz, NZ’s leading small business fintech provider.

About AirShare

AirShare is a subsidiary of Airways, a world-leading commercial Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP). AirShare operates as the primary hub for UAV and drone operators, suppliers and retailers in New Zealand to help ensure the safety of drone operations. It is also the key source of information for safe and legal drone activities. AirShare is seeking to (1) provide a secure and scalable UAV Traffic Management (UTM) system for New Zealand to manage and control the low-altitude airspace; (2) connect UAV operators with airspace and other authorities; and (3) safely integrate UAV ecosystems into current Air Traffic Management systems.

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