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April update lands; introduces UK aerodrome traffic zones and new UI

Today, we’re pleased to announce the availability of the April update for our free Drone Safety Map. The changes include the availability of UK aerodrome traffic zones (regions of controlled airspace around UK airports/aerodromes) as well as controlled upper airspace, and a brand-new user interface which makes it much easier to find the data you’re looking for across a variety of devices.

Here’s a great example of the controlled airspace around London’s Heathrow Airport, filtered as it applies to drone operators:

Updated map interface and access to UK aeronautical information helps make our map even more relevant to UK drone operators

Although much of this information is available in aeronautical charts and in some cases other online services, it is one of our goals to make it as easy as possible to access this data in a more digestible form, as well as to help our community of users interpret it correctly.

Our mission is to provide everyone with access to relevant information to help them plan and operate their drone flights safely, contributing to increased situational awareness.

This update makes it possible for us to deliver aeronautical and other hazard-related data direct to drone pilots (and via our developer portal, to developers and drone manufacturers) with the ‘correct’ context applied for drone operations. This matters, because not all “controlled airspace” is regulated in the same way in each country, and therefore different guidance and/or restrictions apply to individual zones.

Do keep your eyes peeled for lots more exciting updates coming imminently.


If you’re a drone manufacturer or app developer and are wondering if you can get access to all of the data (and more) that powers our map, the answer is ‘yes’… Head over to our web site and reach out to us for details.

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 https://developers.altitudeangel.com.

 

For further information please contact:

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

+44 (0)118 391 3503

[email protected]