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Announcing GuardianUTM – unmanned air traffic control and centralised intelligence for drones and their operators

Today, at The Commercial UAV Show in London, we are pleased to announce the official launch of GuardianUTM: our solution to the growing challenge of safely integrating drones into our skies. GuardianUTM caters for drone flights that take place today (typically under Visual Flight Rules), and crucially, lays the technical and procedural foundations for fully automated drone flights in the future.

Introducing GuardianUTM from Altitude Angel on Vimeo.

GuardianUTM uses revolutionary cloud technologies to provide secure, robust unmanned aerial system traffic management (UTM) capabilities to any drone, any where at any time. It is built for massive scale secure global operations, supporting millions of drones and operators in real-time.

It is the only platform to provide a solution that supports both recreational and professional drone operators, while being built for internet-scale secure operations, with a capability to scale to fully automated drone operations when (and where) regulations permit.

GuardianUTM incorporates dynamic airspace management to provide safe integration for all airspace users, and works both with – and crucially, without – the need for filing flight plans in advance.

Now, for the first time, the world has access to a consistent source of accurate and relevant data specifically for drone operations, such as aeronautical, real-time NOTAM, weather, hazard and even telemetry data from manned aircraft carrying an ADS-B transponder or visible to radar.

This means drone manufacturers, app developers and other aviation community stakeholders can call upon a central service to receive the data they need, or share the data they produce, to improve overall safety in global airspace.

GuardianUTM provides for drone and operator identity verification and registration. The system can utilise this data to deliver personalised “no-fly zone” maps (more commonly referred to as “geo-fences”) that are tailored to the person, or drone, making the request for the information because there simply isn’t such a thing as a “no fly zone map for all”. Now, each individual’s circumstances, mission characteristics, drone payload and operator qualifications/exemptions can be taken into account dynamically, to give the richest, most accurate airspace picture available.

For more information about GuardianUTM or how it can help you, please visit

Altitude Angel

Altitude Angel

Altitude Angel is an aviation technology company delivering solutions which enable the safer integration and use of fully automated drones into airspace. Through its Airspace Management platform, GuardianUTM O/S, they deliver the essential software platform which enable national deployments of USpace compatible services, safely unlocking the potential of drones and helping national aviation authorities and air navigation service providers to establish new services to support the growth in the drone industry.  

The foundation components of GuardianUTM O/S are also available to enable third-party UTM developers, drone manufacturers and software developers to incorporate enterprise-grade data and services into their UTM solutions.  

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

[email protected]