Madrid, Spain: Altitude Angel, the world’s most trusted UTM (Unified Traffic Management) technology provider, chose the CANSO Executive Summit taking place in Madrid to announce Dublin Airport is to become the latest airport to date to deploy its next-generation airspace management solution – GuardianUTM Enterprise
Launched in March of this year, GuardianUTM Enterprise is an intuitive, cost-effective platform which has been developed to support national, regional and local airports and airfields.
GuardianUTM Enterprise will provide the Irish Aviation Authority Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), who provide Air Traffic Services (ATS) at Dublin Airport, with a combined view of the airspace in the vicinity of its FRZ (flight restricted zone), enabling ATS to enhance and provide UTM Services for drone companies and drone operators, using Altitude Angel’s proven digital authorisation and flight management technology.
Dublin Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Ireland and is the tenth largest airport in the European Union. In 2019, Dublin Airport flew to more than 190 destinations in 42 countries operated by almost 50 airlines.
On Dublin Airport being the latest airport to deploy GuardianUTM, Richard Ellis, Altitude Angel, Chief Business Officer, said: “We’re thrilled to be working with the Irish Aviation Authority at Dublin Airport. GuardianUTM Enterprise will allow the IAA ANSP and the airport to unlock the potential of drone operations within the FRZ in a safe and secure way – providing the tower with a single-source-point-of truth.
“The use of drones, whether to inspect airframes on stand, or conduct runway and infrastructure inspections, are increasingly being used because of the efficiencies in time, money and accuracy their use bring. As our partnership with the IAA ANSP develops, we hope to be able to extend the use of GuardianUTM Enterprise to other airports around Ireland.”
The project has also received firm support from the UAAI (Unmanned Aircraft Association of Ireland) whose Chair, Julie Garland, said: “We are delighted to work with the IAA ANSP and Altitude Angel. We see this trial as the way forward and a stepping stone towards full digitisation of the processes around airspace permissions and applications enhancing the flexible use of airspace.”
Cathal Mac Criostail, Irish Aviation Authority ANSP, IAA ANSP Manager Airspace and Navigation, added: “I have been very impressed by the way Altitude Angel has worked with the team at Dublin Airport to deploy GuardianUTM Enterprise. Within five years we expect drone and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) activity to surpass manned flight as regard number of movements. By working with Altitude Angel, as well with other partners in this arena, we’re preparing Ireland for its exciting digital airspace future.”
About Altitude Angel:
Altitude Angel is an award-winning provider of UTM (Unified Traffic Management) software, enabling those planning to operate, or develop UTM/U-Space solutions, to quickly integrate robust data and services with minimum effort.
From a consistent, well-documented and standards-based platform, drone manufacturers such as DJI and cutting-edge software developers around the world use our Developer Platform to obtain rich, relevant and local geofencing data, exchange and share flight plans, de-conflict their own flights in real-time and interface with national flight authorisation systems. A growing portfolio of enhanced capabilities help our customers to comply with current and future regulations and interface with changing national systems with only minimal effort.
Altitude Angel’s first party solutions also power some of the world’s leading ANSPs, aviation authorities and Enterprises, including LVNL (Netherlands) and Avinor (Norway), empowering them with new capabilities to safely manage and integrate drone traffic into national operations.
Today, Altitude Angel’s market-defining technology is providing a critical, enabling service on which the future of UTM, especially in controlled airspace, will be built across the globe.
By unlocking the potential of drones and helping national aviation authorities, ANSPs, developers and enterprise organisations, Altitude Angel is establishing new services to support the growth in the drone industry.
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.
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.