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"The data and services we get from Altitude Angel, along with the operational management capabilities of CQNet, allow us to unlock the future potential of the industry" says Paul Rigby, CEO of Consortiq.


Consortiq is a global company that delivers class-leading safety and operations management software to commercial drone operators in a SaaS solution called CQNet. In this case study, we examine why they chose to integrate their flight planning system with Altitude Angel's GuardianUTM platform to deliver essential, critical and real-time aeronautical and safety data.

"We were approached from customers around South Africa, the Cayman Islands, the US - right around the world," says Paul Rigby, CEO of Consortiq, "and we needed a service which could provide that global, standardised data - with commercial assurances. Altitude Angel, with their experience in enterprise software delivery and their GuardianUTM platform, put them a cut above the rest."

Real-time data and services

Consortiq have deployed a range of Altitude Angel's APIs in their software, which is tailored at supporting the rigorous safety and operational standards governing commercial drone operations. By using our Map Data API and Area Report API for both aeronautical restrictions and localised ground hazard data, their customers more quickly assess the level of risk associated with conducting a drone operation in a particular area.

"Our partnership with Altitude Angel and their ability to deliver critical, accurate and reliable data available in real-time is what provides the operator with the confidence they can operate safely in the area they've selected," says David Walters, Software Development Manager at Consortiq. 

"With the data and quality-checking Altitude Angel provide, we can assure our clients that the data they're getting is highly accurate, up-to-date, live (with NOTAMs and aircraft tracking)" he continued.

Watch the 3-minute video case study

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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]