London, UK: Altitude Angel, the world’s leading UTM (Unified Traffic Management) technology provider, today announced London Biggin Hill has become the latest airport to deploy its GuardianUTM Enterprise platform.
London Biggin Hill is the only dedicated business-aviation airport which sits inside the M25 and strives to be a leading centre for aviation technology and enterprise within the Capital. The airport is also home to more than 70 resident aviation businesses, and offers award-winning VIP handling, a choice of FBOs, extensive hangarage, support and maintenance services for all ranges of business jets.
Launched in March 2021, GuardianUTM Enterprise is an intuitive, cost-effective platform which has been developed to support international, regional, and local airports & airfields to manage on and off-site drone operations.
GuardianUTM Enterprise will provide Biggin Hill with a combined view of the airspace in the vicinity of its FRZ (flight restriction zone), enabling the airport to start designing and providing UTM services for drone companies and drone operators, using Altitude Angel’s proven digital authorisation and flight management technology.
Karim Cosslett, Altitude Angel, Regional Sales & Partner Manager, said: “Biggin Hill has a special place in the history of aviation and Altitude Angel is incredibly proud to be part of a new chapter in the airfield’s continued development. The drone and urban air mobility industries will be part of a new generation of aviators to use Biggin Hill and take advantage of its proximity to central London.”
Ben Spiers, Head of Safety and Compliance at London Biggin Hill Airport, said: “Altitude Angel’s intuitive user interface provides real time information to improve situational awareness whilst ensuring the aerodrome is fully safeguarded from risks faced to aircraft. The product ensures continuity throughout the drone community making it easier to fly and obtaining the required approvals when operating in Aerodromes Flight Restricted Zones.”
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.