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Altitude Angel shortlisted for the first CANSO Award of Excellence in Air Traffic Management

Amsterdam, The Netherlands:  Altitude Angel, the world’s foremost UTM (unmanned traffic management) provider, has today been named as one of six shortlisted nominations, supported by ATM-partner Frequentis, for the first CANSO Award of Excellence in ATMfor its ground-breaking integrated drone demonstration, Operation Zenith

The awards ceremony, which will be held on Tuesday, 18 June as part the CANSO Global ATM Summit and 23rd Annual General Meeting, will celebrate the excellent work and initiatives from CANSO Members.  Individually and together, they provide the best possible view of progress and success across the broad spectrum of ATM today. 

Six nominations out of 27 submitted made the short list.  Altitude Angel have subsequently been invited to give a 10-minute presentation in front of the CANSO judging jury on 18 June, ahead of the winner of the CANSO Award of Excellence in ATM being named later the same day.   

On being shortlisted for such a prestigious award, Richard Parker, Altitude Angel, CEO and Founder said:

“Operation Zenith was itself a huge undertaking, involving over 120 people from over 20 different partner companies. It was a true collaboration of industry, demonstrating major automated operations at a busy international airport, and I’m thrilled CANSO have recognised what we all achieved. 

“I would also like to congratulate our fellow ‘short-listers’ for the great work they are doing in pushing the boundaries of ATM and we’re looking forward to showcasing the success of Operation Zenith to the jury in Geneva later this month.” 

Altitude Angel

Altitude Angel

Altitude Angel is an aviation technology company delivering solutions which enable the safer integration and use of fully automated drones into airspace. Through its Airspace Management platform, GuardianUTM O/S, they deliver the essential software platform which enable national deployments of USpace compatible services, safely unlocking the potential of drones and helping national aviation authorities and air navigation service providers to establish new services to support the growth in the drone industry.  

The foundation components of GuardianUTM O/S are also available to enable third-party UTM developers, drone manufacturers and software developers to incorporate enterprise-grade data and services into their UTM solutions.  

Altitude Angel was founded by Richard Parker in 2014 and is headquartered in Reading, UK.  

Altitude Angel’s developer platform is open and available to all at


For further information please contact:

Stephen Farmer, Altitude Angel, Head of Corporate Communications & PR

+44 (0)118 391 3503

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