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Announcing GuardianUTM – unmanned air traffic control and centralised intelligence for drones and their operators

Today, at The Commercial UAV Show in London, we are pleased to announce the official launch of GuardianUTM: our solution to the growing challenge of safely integrating drones into our skies. GuardianUTM caters for drone flights that take place today (typically under Visual Flight Rules), and crucially, lays the technical and procedural foundations for fully automated drone flights in the future.

GuardianUTM uses revolutionary cloud technologies to provide secure, robust unmanned aerial system traffic management (UTM) capabilities to any drone, any where at any time. It is built for massive scale secure global operations, supporting millions of drones and operators in real-time.

It is the only platform to provide a solution that supports both recreational and professional drone operators, while being built for internet-scale secure operations, with a capability to scale to fully automated drone operations when (and where) regulations permit.

GuardianUTM incorporates dynamic airspace management to provide safe integration for all airspace users, and works both with – and crucially, without – the need for filing flight plans in advance.

Now, for the first time, the world has access to a consistent source of accurate and relevant data specifically for drone operations, such as aeronautical, real-time NOTAM, weather, hazard and even telemetry data from manned aircraft carrying an ADS-B transponder or visible to radar.

This means drone manufacturers, app developers and other aviation community stakeholders can call upon a central service to receive the data they need, or share the data they produce, to improve overall safety in global airspace.

GuardianUTM provides for drone and operator identity verification and registration. The system can utilise this data to deliver personalised “no-fly zone” maps (more commonly referred to as “geo-fences”) that are tailored to the person, or drone, making the request for the information because there simply isn’t such a thing as a “no fly zone map for all”. Now, each individual’s circumstances, mission characteristics, drone payload and operator qualifications/exemptions can be taken into account dynamically, to give the richest, most accurate airspace picture available.

For more information about GuardianUTM or how it can help you, please visit

Altitude Angel

Altitude Angel

Altitude Angel is an award-winning provider of UTM (Unified Traffic Management) software, enabling those planning to operate, or develop UTM/U-Space solutions, to quickly integrate robust data and services with minimum effort.

From a consistent, well-documented and standards-based platform, drone manufacturers such as DJI and cutting-edge software developers around the world use our Developer Platform to obtain rich, relevant and local geofencing data, exchange and share flight plans, de-conflict their own flights in real-time and interface with national flight authorisation systems. A growing portfolio of enhanced capabilities help our customers to comply with current and future regulations and interface with changing national systems with only minimal effort.

Altitude Angel’s first party solutions also power some of the world’s leading ANSPs, aviation authorities and Enterprises, including LVNL (Netherlands) and Avinor (Norway), empowering them with new capabilities to safely manage and integrate drone traffic into national operations.

Today, Altitude Angel’s market-defining technology is providing a critical, enabling service on which the future of UTM, especially in controlled airspace, will be built across the globe.

By unlocking the potential of drones and helping national aviation authorities, ANSPs, developers and enterprise organisations, Altitude Angel is establishing new services to support the growth in the drone industry.

In 2021 Altitude Angel won a prestigious Air Traffic Management (ATM) Magazine Award in the ‘UTM Service Suppliers’ category, which recognises pioneering technologies and procedures developed by UTM service suppliers to advance safety and complex operations, for its Pop-Up UTM platform.  Read more about the awards here.

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

[email protected]