Posted by Altitude Angel Partnership
London, UK: Altitude Angel, the world’s leading UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) technology provider and INVOLI, the market leading low-altitude air traffic data provider, are to form a strategic partnership which will give ANSPs, operators, pilots and drone-centric risk management applications, an unrivalled picture of airspace. The partnership will help define the requirements for UTM both now and in the future.
Having worked successfully together on the Gulf of Finland trials throughout the summer of 2019 and most recently at the African Drone Forum and Lake Kivu Challenge 2020, where Altitude Angel were the lead and umbrella UTM provider and INVOLI delivered its unique air traffic awareness system and drone tracking solution, it was clear to both organisations the benefits of moving from an informal working relationship to forming a strategic partnership.
By integrating INVOLI’s complete and reliable low-altitude air traffic awareness data stream with Altitude Angel’s airspace and ground hazard data, via its GuardianUTM platform, a true situational awareness picture of the drone ecosystem will be created. This in turn will enable organisations who are adopting UTM technologies to have a ‘best-in-class’ enriched data source.
In addition, Altitude Angel will also have the ability to propagate the data from INVOLI to other applications and partner platforms, including, DroneSafetyMap.com, Guardian App, and bespoke national drone apps from ANSPs.
Manu Lubrano, INVOLI CEO and co-founder said: “As two of the world’s most progressive organisations whose shared aim is to open our skies safely and securely to regular, automated drone flights, I’m excited by our partnership with Altitude Angel. The next few years are critical for the drone industry, and we’re pleased to have Altitude Angel at our side to together enable safe drone-use worldwide."
Richard Parker, Altitude Angel, CEO and founder added: “Strategic partnerships, like the one we have formed with INVOLI, are a clear demonstration of how two businesses with a mutual vision for future drone flights can collaborate and in doing so, move an entire industry forward. The addition of INVOLI’s data to our already comprehensive platform will bring a new clarity to the airspace picture and in doing so, bring BVLOS flight a step closer.”
Altitude Angel's airspace and ground hazard data is already integrated into leading drone-centric risk management applications, including Airmate, Skywatch and Dronecloud. The data supplied gives operators a unified view of the airspace to ensure they can fly safely – whatever application they are using.
INVOLI is a multi-award-winning Swiss company with a mission to safely and efficiently open the sky to all flying objects. INVOLI presents a paradigm shift in providing the currently missing air traffic data to drones: only by knowing where other aircraft may come from can one avoid it. Thus “giving eyes to drones” will facilitate their safe integration into an increasingly busy sky, enabling drones to avoid any other flying objects when on a collision course (airplanes, helicopters, drones, parachutists etc.) INVOLI’s mixed hardware-software system integrates advanced surveillance data into UTM systems to unlock the full potential of drones across many sectors such as infrastructure, agriculture, surveying, aerial photography or urban air mobility.
To learn more about INVOLI , visit www.involi.com
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.
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Stephen Farmer, Altitude Angel, Head of Corporate Communications & PR