Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management: UTM

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management: UTM is available for pre-
order with late August delivery.

The book introduces UTM and how this new paradigm in traffic management
integrates unmanned aircraft operations into national airspace systems.

Exploring how UTM is expected to operate, including possible architectures
for UTM implementations, and UTM services, including flight planning,
strategic coordination, and conformance monitoring, Unmanned Aircraft
Systems Traffic Management: UTM considers the boundaries of UTM and
how it is expected to interlace with tactical coordination systems to maintain
airspace safety. The book also presents the work of the global ecosystem of
players advancing UTM, including relevant standards development
organizations (SDOs), and considers UTM governance paradigms and


 Describes UTM concept of operations (ConOps) and global variations in architectures
 Explores envisioned UTM services, including flight planning, strategic coordination,
conformance monitoring, contingency management, constraints and geo-awareness, and remote identification
 Highlights cybersecurity standards development and awareness
 Covers approache to the approval, management, and oversight of UTM components and ecosystem
 Considers the future of UTM and potential barriers to its success, international coordination, and regulatory reform

The result of extensive consultation and peer review, this book is an essential, in-depth, annotated resource for developers, unmanned aircraft system operators, pilots, policymakers, researchers, and academics engaged in unmanned systems, transportation management, and the future of aviation.


  1. Introduction
  2. Concept of Operations
  3. Standards-Making for UTM
  4. UTM Governance
  5. Selected Initiatives and Implementations
  6. The Future of UTM
  7. Conclusions

  • 342 pages, 25 B/W illustrations, more than 1,200 annotations, terminology section, and extensive compilation of references. For more information and pre-order: https://bit.ly/3Aas6y0
  • Michael S. Baum JD, MBA, ATP, is an aviation consultant, and founder & Permanent Editorial Board member of the Aviators Code Initiative (ACI). He is an active participant and contributor to various forums developing manned and unmanned aviation standards and safety best practices. Previously Baum served as vice president and executive committee member at VeriSign (VRSN), IT security law and policy consultant at Independent Monitoring, LLC, and a Network Analyst at BBN Technologies (now Raytheon). Prior thereto he practiced law in Boston. He was founder and chair of the Electronic Commerce Division and Information Security Committee of the American Bar Association’s Science and Technology Law Section, an observer to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), chairman, of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Paris) ETERMS Working Party, and vice chairman of the ICC Electronic Commerce Commission. He has been board member of ANSI ASC X12, The Jurimetrics Journal (ABA/ASU), The PKI Forum, and the Charles Babbage Foundation, as well as various IT enterprise advisory boards.

    Previous publications include UAS Pilots Code (ACI) (co-author), Aviators Model Code of Conduct (series, ACI), Federal Certification Authority Liability and Policy (NIST/MITRE), Secure Electronic Commerce (1st & 2nd Eds., Prentice-Hall) (co-author with Ford), Digital Signature Guidelines (ABA) (co-author), Electronic Contracting, Publishing and EDI Law (Wiley) (co-author with Perritt), Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Douglas Marshall, et al. (3rd ed., CRC) (contributor), and EDI and the Law (Blenheim) (contributor). He was a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Baum has been honored with awards including: ABA Committee on Cyberspace Law’s Excellence Award; National Notary Association’s Achievement Award; Journal of EDI, EDI Pioneer, and LightHawk’s President’s Award.

    Baum is a graduate of Western New England University School of Law and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar. He received his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is an FAA-certificated Airline Transport Pilot in single-engine aircraft and holds Private Pilot certification with airplane single-engine sea, multiengine land, rotorcraft-helicopter, and glider ratings. He is also an Advanced Ground Instructor.