Altitude Angel Makes New Senior Hire

Mar 16 2020

Posted by Altitude Angel Announcement

news main image Richard Ellis joins Altitude Angel


London, UK:  Altitude Angel, the world’s leading UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) technology provider, has today announced Richard Ellis will take up the position of Chief Business Officer with immediate effect. Ellis joins Altitude Angel having previously held the role of VP Worldwide Customer Success at AirMap.  

On Ellis joining Altitude Angel, Richard Parker, CEO and founder, said: “I’m thrilled to announce Richard is joining Altitude Angel. He has a wealth of expertise in this nascent industry which will be invaluable as Altitude Angel continues to win new business, bring new and exciting products to market and expand globally. Richard will have an important role in supporting our relationships with ANSPs as well as helping to drive forward the company’s strategy.  It’s great to have him join our senior management team.”

On joining Altitude Angel Ellis said: “The opportunity to work at Altitude Angel was too good to resist.  In meeting with Richard Parker and the wider management team over the past few weeks, I’ve been impressed by how they have been able to impart on me their vision, philosophy, drive and the direction the business is taking. To be given the opportunity to embrace what Altitude Angel stands for is an exciting prospect and I’m very much looking forward to contributing to its continued growth and success.”

Prior to joining Altitude Angel, Ellis held an Executive role at AirMap, as well as a number of Board level and Executive roles in international tech and data driven organisations including CarZar, Market Mettle, Smith Micro, Message Labs, Openwave, and Digital / Compaq.


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

For further information please contact:

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

+44 (0)118 391 3503