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Altitude Angel Develops System to Help Airports Manage Drone Activity

Altitude Angel has launched a next-generation airspace management solution, GuardianUTM Enterprise, which will initially be deployed to support regional and local airports and airfields. 

GuardianUTM Enterprise provides a combined view of the airspace in the vicinity of airports and enables the airport to start designing and providing UTM Services for drone companies and drone operators.

Ahead of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency U-Space Regulations which are expected to become law from January 1 2023, GuardianUTM Enterprise is designed to enable airspace authorities to digitize approvals for drone operations using services.

Using GuardianUTM Enterprise, airports can set access policies and create automation workflows which are accessible via Altitude Angel’s UTM ecosystem and used by hundreds of thousands of drone pilots, manufacturers and software companies daily.  In doing so, this offers the airport the best available view of the sky and nearby drone operations, ensuring a growing sector of the aviation market is able to access the new airport UTM Service.

For larger airports with counter-UAS solutions, data from on-site surveillance systems can be optionally integrated to give airport security staff greater situation intelligence.

Simon Wynn Mackenzie, Altitude Angel, VP Products said: “When designing the solution, we analysed common ‘pain points’ of airports and ensured they were addressed. We wanted to ensure we created something airports and airfields needed to support them in integrating and scaling unmanned operations safely; something which can grow with their operational needs both now and well into the future.”

Built on cloud infrastructure, GuardianUTM Enterprise is continuously updated with the latest and most accurate aeronautical data available. It also offers scalability and security, with the ability to scale airspace regions, and to offer increasingly complex digital approval and even automated workflows as operational capacity expands and new drone services develop.

Read more at Altitude Angel

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