Altitude Angel, the industry-leading unmanned traffic management (UTM) technology provider, is to provide Drone Safe Register with map data which will support a new function on the UK’s no. 1 UAV directory. The UK company received financial backing in 2018 from Peter Jones, telecoms tycoon & investor, after appearing on the BBC programme Dragon’s Den.
Drone Safe Register provides consumers and businesses with a platform to locate and engage with highly skilled commercial UAV operators for specialised operations; from aerial photography and filming to surveying and mapping. With over 500 registered users, Drone Safe Register has empowered the drone and UAV industry by providing a simple and user-friendly mechanism to access talented and professional drone pilots across the United Kingdom.
By partnering with Altitude Angel, pilots and operators will be able to use the Drone Safe Register as more than a directory in which to be listed and to receive business opportunities. Through the integration of Altitude Angel’s industry-leading operational data, drone pilots will be able to search the area and airspace over which they’ve been contracted to fly through Drone Safe Register directly. This provides them valuable information such as ground hazards and possible airspace restrictions e.g. NOTAMs, making for a safer and more efficient operation. They will then also be able to access a comprehensive report outlining hazard ratings, thereby enhancing their understanding of the airspace they are operating in prior to the flight planning phase.
Toby Potter, Altitude Angel, Vice President, Sales and Partnerships, said: “By incorporating Altitude Angel’s industry-leading Airspace Map and Area Reports API into the Drone Safe Register platform, both operators and pilots will benefit from the increased functionality and a greater understanding of the airspace.”
Mark Boyt, Drone Safe Register, founder and CEO added: “Altitude Angel’s airspace data is without rival, so we’re very pleased to be integrating it into our award-winning platform.”
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 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.
Altitude Angel’s developer platform is open and available to all at https://developers.altitudeangel.com.
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.
Introduction video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd0pvUrS07g
For further information please contact:
Stephen Farmer, Altitude Angel, Head of Corporate Communications & PR
Tel: +44 (0)118 391 3503