Altitude Angel Makes New Senior Hire

London, UK:  Altitude Angel, the world’s leading UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) technology provider, has today announced Richard Ellis will take up the position of Chief Business Officer with immediate effect. Ellis joins Altitude Angel having previously held the role of VP Worldwide Customer Success at AirMap.   

On Ellis joining Altitude Angel, Richard Parker, CEO and founder, said: “I’m thrilled to announce Richard is joining Altitude Angel. He has a wealth of expertise in this nascent industry which will be invaluable as Altitude Angel continues to win new business, bring new and exciting products to market and expand globally. Richard will have an important role in supporting our relationships with ANSPs as well as helping to drive forward the company’s strategy.  It’s great to have him join our senior management team.” 

On joining Altitude Angel Ellis said: “The opportunity to work at Altitude Angel was too good to resist.  In meeting with Richard Parker and the wider management team over the past few weeks, I’ve been impressed by how they have been able to impart on me their vision, philosophy, drive and the direction the business is taking. To be given the opportunity to embrace what Altitude Angel stands for is an exciting prospect and I’m very much looking forward to contributing to its continued growth and success.” 

Prior to joining Altitude Angel, Ellis held an Executive role at AirMap, as well as a number of Board level and Executive roles in international tech and data driven organisations including CarZar, Market Mettle, Smith Micro, Message Labs, Openwave, and Digital / Compaq. 

About 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 U-Space 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.   

Altitude Angel’s developer platform is open and available to all at   

About GuardianUTM:  

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.  

Its companion product, GuardianUTM O/S, supports all the functionality required to deliver national-grade drone traffic management capabilities to any country that wishes to safely unlock the potential of drones. 

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For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact:  
 Altitude Angel: Stephen Farmer, Altitude Angel, Head of Corporate Communications & PR  

Tel: +44 (0)118 321 4100  

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