London, UK:Altitude Angel, the world’s leading UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) technology provider, has been selected by France ANSP DSNA to take part in a nationwide, U-space pre-operational program.
The U-space Together program aims to build best-in-class solutions for U-space services through a collaborative approach. In total eight partners have been designated a unique area of restricted airspace in which to deploy a UTM platform, the success of which will be appraised by DSNA during the trial period.
Altitude Angel will be introducing a UTM platform to the restricted airspace around the international airport of Lyon Saint-Exupéry, the second busiest non-Parisian airport in France after Nice Airport. It services the city of Lyon, the third biggest city in France.
“We’re delighted having Altitude Angel joining the ‘U-space Together’ implementation program. We look forward to seeing their U-space solution easing drone operations in the skies around Lyon and beyond,” said Antoine Martin, the new ATM Services Programme Director of DSNA.
Richard Parker, Altitude Angel, CEO and founder added: “Altitude Angel is very much looking forward to deploying our market-leading technology in and around Lyon Saint-Exupéry Airport. Working with the UTM teams at DSNA and Lyon Saint-Exupéry, we’ll open the previously restricted airspace to UAVs, which in turn will energise the local drone economy, ushering in a new and exciting era in French aviation history.”
DSNA provides air navigation services (ATS, CNS, AIS) through five area control centres, twelve regional divisions and 84 control towers. In the framework of the Single European Sky, DSNA is one of the seven ANSPs implementing the Functional Airspace Block Europe Central (FABEC) and is a member of SESAR JU that manages the second phase of the European R&D program (SESAR 2020). In 2019, DSNA has controlled nearly 3.3 million flights.
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.