London, UK: Altitude Angel, the world’s leading UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) technology provider, today announced it is to provide UTM services to Canada’s leading drone flight operations and training institute, Sugu Drones.
Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM airspace management platform will be used to power Sugu Drones with accurate, real-time and relevant geospatial & flight awareness data for its in-house developed flight planning and logging platform.
In addition to geospatial data, Altitude Angel will also provide Sugu Drones pilots with live, interactive airspace alerts which will inform its drone operators when manned flights are due to intersect with the proposed flight plan – an essential tool for safe operations when operating on or around a commercial airfield, such as Toronto Pearson or Mississauga.
Sugu Drones are already looking to the future, with plans to incorporate Altitude Angel’s ‘game changing’ Strategic CRS (Conflict Resolution Service) in its mission control & autopilot software to de-conflict all Sugu Drones operations from other drone flights, as well as manned aviation flights operating in close proximity. It is Sugu’s goal to offer an additional layer of safety in reference to Transport Canada’s proposed certifications on BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight).
Richard Ellis, Altitude Angel, Chief Business Officer, said: “We are excited Sugu Drones has chosen to integrate our GuardianUTM API into its innovative platform, giving drone operators in Canada access to the most accurate, reliable and trustworthy data available.
“GuardianUTM makes it easy for innovators, like Sugu Drones, to incorporate real-time, high-quality and accurate data into their applications to enable safe flight operations. This allows our customers to focus on what’s important to them, delivering high-quality applications to drone operators.”
Soreign Jackson, Sugu Drones, VP Business Development, added: “We looked at several providers, but it was clear Altitude Angel are the best-in-class at delivering proven, real-time data and UTM services. As we grow our platform in several of our business verticals, it is important we have faith in the strength and reliability of our supplier’s solutions and vision. With Altitude Angel it is unquestionably there. The future is also looking even brighter, with our plans to expand and incorporate real-time air traffic integration, allowing our operations to use a world-leading UTM system.”
Altitude Angel is committed to remaining the world’s foremost UTM and drone management platform by continually expanding and refining its core services to enable its customers to do more, safely, with drones.
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.
For further information please contact:
Stephen Farmer, Altitude Angel, Head of Corporate Communications & PR
+44 (0)118 391 3503