Who are Altitude Angel?

We’re an aviation technology company delivering solutions which unlock the potential of unmanned aircraft to routinely fly in airspace all over the world.

Founded in December 2014 by Richard Parker, we create global-scale solutions to enable the safe integration and use of fully automated drones into global airspace.

Our platform

Our purpose-built cloud platform supports both U-Space and UTM, and delivers market-leading services to drone operators, manufacturers and software developers.

Our innovative solutions for ATM enable them to access a rich source of real-time airspace, environmental and regulatory data which is expertly customised to the specific operation.

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Meet Some of the Team

More about some of the team pioneering the next era of aviation


Richard Parker

CEO and Founder

Richard created the company in 2014 with a singular vision; integrate drones into the airspace, safely, using cloud technology.


Chris Forster

Chief Operating Officer

A former Senior Manager at Microsoft with a Master of Engineering degree in Computer Science and Cybernetics, Chris has worked in the technology industry for 15 years.


Richard Ellis

Chief Business Officer

Richard joined Altitude Angel in early 2020 having previously built a strong background in building successful relationships with ANSPs and key stakeholders within the drone and UTM industry.

Pieter Knook Chairman Altitude Angel

Pieter Knook


Pieter is vastly experienced in commercial technology. He was Senior Vice President of Mobile Communications at Microsoft Corporation, responsible for all Microsoft’s worldwide relationships within the communications sector.


Simon Wynn-Mackenzie

Vice President - Product

Simon joined in 2017 and his first mission was to manage and deliver Operation Zenith. He has extensive industry expertise in managing complex software delivery programmes.


Phil Binks

Head of Air Traffic Management

As Head of ATM, Phil’s knowledge of ATM procedures, airspace and insight allows us to help define how drones can be integrated safely into a manned aviation environment.


Laura Davies

HR Manager

Laura heads up our HR department here at Altitude Angel. Laura joins us with a background in technology recruitment and is responsible for finding the best, most talented and most passionate people to join our ever-growing team and keeping them happy when they get here.

Would you like to Join the team?

Are you ready for a new challenge? We’re always looking for the best people to join our team and make a difference. Working for us will give you the opportunities to learn and develop your career.

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