Drone Incident Reporting Made Easy: Altitude Angel Introduces ‘Quick Link’ In Guardian Flight Planner

Link in the app makes reporting ‘just culture’ incidents easy

London, UK; Altitude Angel, the world’s leading UTM (unmanned traffic management) technology provider, has today announced it has now incorporated the Incident Reporting service, as reported in its recent Just Culture initiative, in to all its apps and services.

Launched earlier this month, the ‘just culture’ initiative is a world first for the unmanned aviation industry and is specifically designed for drone pilots and operators to report or register any unplanned event they or their drone are involved in.

Initially, the ability to report an incident required operators or pilots to visit the Altitude Angel website to anonymously register their incident.  Now they can access the reporting page quickly and easily through Altitude Angel’s drone flight planning app, Guardian, which is available on iOS and Android and DroneSafetyMap.com.

Altitude Angel’s Philip Binks, who has led the development and deployment of the ‘just culture’ initiative, said: “The industry’s response to the launch of ‘just culture’ has been phenomenal. I’ve been contacted by ANSPs, regulators, manufacturers and operators from around the world who have all welcomed the initiative.

“By adding the link to our flagship drone flight planning app, Guardian, operators and pilots can report an incident quickly and easily within minutes of the event occurring, no matter where in the world it happens.  The more accurate data we can collate, the more accurate the learnings we can pass on to the wider drone and UTM community.

“Whilst I wish all operators and pilots safe flights, if they do experience something unexpected then I would encourage them to report what happened via the app, DroneSafetyMap.com or directly through the Altitude Angel website.”

The Altitude Angel reporting system is an anonymous web portal where drone operators are asked to fill in a small number of questions if they experience something unexpected.  Altitude Angel will collate the findings before making it available to the wider industry in order for each business segment to apply the appropriate learnings and improve safety.

Altitude Angel’s Guardian app can be downloaded on Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store

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.  

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. 

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 | stephen@altitudeangel.com

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