READING, UNITED KINGDOM - Altitude Angel, the global company defining Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM), today proudly announces its approval by the Federal Aviation Authority (F.A.A.) as a UAS Service Supplier (U.S.S.) of the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (L.A.A.N.C.).
This is great news for Altitude Angel’s customers, since full L.A.A.N.C. capability can now be delivered via its Developer Platform. Until now, 3rd-parties wishing to use L.A.A.N.C. authorizations via a U.S.S. only had the options to “deep link” or “embed” the U.S.S. app within their own. Altitude Angel’s system offers the choice of interfaces to suit the purpose, or the ability to integrate via its API.
From Wednesday 5th December, following the completion of a beta phase with selected customers and partners, Altitude Angel will release full L.A.A.N.C. authorization capability via its Developer Platform and in just a few clicks via its updated Drone Safety Map application.
Neil Kidd, Altitude Angel’s CTO says “Our cloud platform also provides software developers and drone manufacturers with an abstraction over national approval systems, including L.A.A.N.C. It will save our customers from interfacing with lots of different national systems and drastically simplifies the process of understanding if any approvals are needed.”
Altitude Angel’s customers will also benefit from reduced time-to-market in multiple countries because their standard API streamlines the process of understanding if any approvals are required and then requesting them.
“Our clients are increasingly looking for a common operating procedure across their global organizations in order to simplify oversight and reduce training time,” says Paul Rigby, Co-founder and CEO of Consortiq LLC, creators of professional logbook solution CQNet and users of Altitude Angel’s developer platform. “Utilizing Altitude Angel’s standard global flight authorization API enables us to provide turnkey flight authorisation in any country connected to Altitude Angel, simplifying the process of offering authorizations directly to our clients.”
This L.A.A.N.C integration is an important new addition for Altitude Angel and it reaffirms its plan to scale and offer it’s services across the globe. The news comes as the company also announces the appointment of a new VP Sales, Toby Potter, who joins from PrecisionHawk, Inc., where he was the EMEA Sales Director.
Richard Parker, founder and CEO of Altitude Angel comments, “We’re delighted to welcome Toby aboard. He brings a wealth of industry and commercial experience to our growing company and will play a critical role in our global expansion plans.”
Toby Potter, VP Sales says,
“To safely enable drone-based services and solutions to become a reality, there is a clear requirement for a platform providing high quality data and automated decision-making to enable integrated airspace management. Altitude Angel’s technology stands out as the leader in this area and I’m excited to join an already exceptional team.”
Notes to editors:
About Altitude Angel:
Altitude Angel is an aviation technology company delivering solutions that enable the safer integration and use of fully automated drones into airspace. Through its Airspace Management Operating System, GuardianUTM, they deliver the essential software ‘building-blocks’ that enable national deployments of U-Space compatible services.
GuardianUTM’s foundation components are also available to enable third-party UTM 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.
LAANC is the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability, a collaboration between FAA and Industry. It directly supports UAS integration into the airspace. It provides access to controlled airspace near airports through near real-time processing of airspace authorizations below approved altitudes in controlled airspace. Further information can be found by visiting the FAA website.
Consortiq are cutting edge innovators in drone training and unmanned technology management. They help organisations put drones in the sky safely. Their AUVSI XCELLENCE award-winning training programme, drone logbook and safety management software has helped thousands of organisations fly safely.