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Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM platform chosen by DJI

Posted 12 February 2019 · Add Comment

Altitude Angel has partnered with civilian drones manufacturer DJI, to improve safety and open up more of the skies to its customers.


 
Replacing AirMap for Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM platform, which enables any drone manufacturer or software developer to get access to accurate drone safety data, DJI has been able to extend the functionality of its geofencing solution (GEO 2.0) so it now more accurately reflects the highest safety risks around particular facilities.
 
Now, airport runways and approach paths will be represented by more precise ‘bow-tie’ shapes, while other sensitive facilities such as prisons and nuclear power stations will also be represented by more accurate ‘polygon’ shapes, rather than large, static cylinders. By more accurately mapping the highest risk zones, DJI can improve safety while opening up more of the airspace to drone pilots.
 
In addition, DJI drones can benefit from real-time data from Temporary Flight Restrictions (such as those put up for airshows, emergency situations and security warnings) which greatly enhances the operational data available to drone pilots. This data comes from the same aviation systems used by pilots around the world, enhanced for drone pilots by Altitude Angel.
 
Richard Parker, Founder & CEO of Altitude Angel, said: “We’re excited DJI has chosen GuardianUTM to provide a single interface to accurate, real-time data for 32 European countries, improving its geofencing solution to provide better safety.
 
“Our platform, combined with DJI’s market leading drone technology, will give pilots greater access to safer skies.”  
 
Christian Struwe, DJI’s Head of Policy, EMEA, added: “Altitude Angel provides us with a service which is best in class and it shares DJI’s commitment to ensure future advanced operations - both beyond line-of-sight and automated - can coexist without hampering the millions of safe flights we see today by recreational and professional drone pilots.  Using Altitude Angel’s platform, DJI has been able to open up more of the skies to its customers, safely, while enhancing an industry-led solution to airspace safety that can make a difference immediately.”

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 a software platform which enables 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 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.
 
GuardianUTM enables drone manufacturers and software developers to connect into a rich, dynamic source of accurate, authoritative and relevant information to support geofencing, while offering enhanced UTM capabilities such as a single interface to multi-country flight authorisation.
 
The system is being deployed by NATS, the UK’s main air navigation service provider, and was demonstrated as part of ‘Operation Zenith’ in 2018, offering enhanced airport safeguarding and automated approvals to fly in controlled airspace. Altitude Angel is now bringing online functionality to enable drone pilots anywhere in the world to get 1-click access to controlled airspace.

 

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