London, UK & Vienna, Austria;Frequentis, the world’s leading Air Traffic Management (ATM) solutions provider and Altitude Angel, the industry leading UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) technology provider, will jointly deploy a national UTM system for Norway.
Following a competitive procurement process, the solution, presented jointly by partners Altitude Angel and Frequentis, will provide Norwegian ANSP Avinor with a technically advanced UTM platform, allowing the organisation to begin safely integrating drones into controlled airspace at 18 airports across Norway.
“Frequentis is proud to have been selected, together with our partner Altitude Angel, for the delivery of the first nation-wide Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) System to support Avinor’s goals for the safe and efficient integration of drones into Norwegian airspace. Our future-proven and scalable UTM services are critical for meeting the current and future demands of evolving drone technology, set to transform critical industry, paving the way for drone delivery services to be supported sooner than anticipated.”, says Frequentis Vice President ATM, Hannu Juurakko.
The joint Altitude Angel/Frequentis UTM solution is a first for Norway as it begins to build the structure to allow the safe integration of UAVs into controlled airspace.
“Norway is a very forward thinking and technologically savvy country in which the use of drones and UAVs will undoubtedly form a key part of its future tech-economy. Altitude Angel and Frequentis will provide Avinor with the tools to integrate drones and general aviation on one platform,” added Richard Parker, Altitude Angel, CEO and founder. “This is just the first step to enabling future BVLOS flights, ultimately opening the skies above Norway to drone operations ranging from SAR and blue light support to commercial package delivery. We’re pleased to bring our five-year experience and technology to bear to open up Norway’s skies.”
Norway will be the first country in the Nordic region to implement a UTM system, highlighting Avinor Air Navigation Services’ dedication to the industry. Being at the forefront of the drone development, the technically advanced UTM solution will provide Avinor Air Navigation Services the means to accelerate safe integration of drones and help to further increase the use of this technology in Norwegian airspace for years to come.
Altitude Angel and Frequentis will begin delivering the UTM solution to number of Avinor airports in Q2 2020, with the programme being widely rolled out during Q3 and Q4.
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.