Partnership provides full UTM and counter UAV solution to infrastructure owners
London, UK:Altitude Angel, the industry-leading UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) technology provider and UAS technology supplierHeliguyare to form a strategic partnership with the purpose of providing a 360° UTM/counter UAV solution to aerodromes and strategic infrastructure owners across the globe.
The partnership, which will see both businesses working together across a range of functions, is the formalisation of a collaboration which developed throughout 2018 when Heliguy joinedOperation Zenith, the programme of live demonstrations of Air Traffic Management (ATM) and UTM integration in controlled airspace, which were powered by Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM platform.
Since Operation Zenith, the two companies have been discussing ways in which they can best partner and collaborate, utilising each company’s unique strengths and assets as well as mutual beliefs and values.
Toby Potter, Altitude Angel, VP sales and partnerships, said: “We are excited to be partnering with Heliguy as together we can provide anyone from ANSPs to airports, private landowners to prisons, with an innovative and market-leading UTM/Counter UAV solution.
“Like the team at Heliguy, we’re passionate about opening our skies to enable safe and secure drone operations. The combination of our two technologies will provide our customers and partners with a powerful tool through which they can manage drone operations in even the most challenging of environments.”
Michael Smith, Heliguy, drone defence specialist, said: "We are delighted to enter into a partnership with Altitude Angel, a world-leading provider of UTM systems. Both companies share a similar vision, to innovate, expand and grow the UAV industry. The collaboration will see us work together to help to open up and welcome authorised, legitimate drone usage and protect airspace from rogue UAVs, giving airspace managers the confidence and necessary data to be able to better understand the challenges and advantages of integrating UAVs into our skies.
“We are in the advanced stages with international airports and major mines around the world to expand our provision to make Heliguy's drone defence solution a truly international system, which will include Altitude Angel as a key partner.”
Heliguy is Europe's leading UAS solutions provider. Its UAS technology falls under the Heliguy Detect brand, which works with a breadth of leading technology partners to offer a comprehensive and layered drone-defence solution.
Heliguy is a supplier of drone defence to major airports in the UK, including Gatwick, as well as prisons and critical infrastructure.
Heliguy is a DJI Gold Partner and European enterprise award winner. They are the UK's leading supplier and support specialist of DJI drones and offer comprehensive consultancy, training and repairs.
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.