Frequentis and Altitude Angel Partner to Deploy National UTM Platform for Avinor
London, UK & Vienna, Austria; Frequentis, the world’s leading Air Traffic Management (ATM) solutions provider and Altitude Angel, the industry leading UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) technology provider, will jointly deploy a national UTM system for Norway.
Following a competitive procurement process, the solution, presented jointly by partners Altitude Angel and Frequentis, will provide Norwegian ANSP Avinor with a technically advanced UTM platform, allowing the organisation to begin safely integrating drones into controlled airspace at 18 airports across Norway.
“Frequentis is proud to have been selected, together with our partner Altitude Angel, for the delivery of the first nation-wide Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) System to support Avinor’s goals for the safe and efficient integration of drones into Norwegian airspace. Our future-proven and scalable UTM services are critical for meeting the current and future demands of evolving drone technology, set to transform critical industry, paving the way for drone delivery services to be supported sooner than anticipated.”, says Frequentis Vice President ATM, Hannu Juurakko.
The joint Altitude Angel/Frequentis UTM solution is a first for Norway as it begins to build the structure to allow the safe integration of UAVs into controlled airspace.
“Norway is a very forward thinking and technologically savvy country in which the use of drones and UAVs will undoubtedly form a key part of its future tech-economy. Altitude Angel and Frequentis will provide Avinor with the tools to integrate drones and general aviation on one platform,” added Richard Parker, Altitude Angel, CEO and founder. “This is just the first step to enabling future BVLOS flights, ultimately opening the skies above Norway to drone operations ranging from SAR and blue light support to commercial package delivery. We’re pleased to bring our industry-leading technology to bear to open up Norway’s skies.”
Norway will be the first country in the Nordic region to implement a UTM system, highlighting Avinor Air Navigation Services’ dedication to the industry. Being at the forefront of the drone development, the technically advanced UTM solution will provide Avinor Air Navigation Services the means to accelerate safe integration of drones and help to further increase the use of this technology in Norwegian airspace for years to come.
Altitude Angel and Frequentis will begin delivering the UTM solution to number of Avinor airports in Q2 2020, with the programme being widely rolled out during Q3 and Q4.
Altitude Angel and Frequentis: A brief history
In 2017, Frequentis invested in Altitude Angel, bringing together two very different businesses in the sphere of aviation – Frequentis, with its rich heritage in developing and deploying cutting-edge tower technology to ANSPs around the globe, and Altitude Angel, then a small start-up developing revolutionary UTM platforms and flight-planning tools for the emerging commercial UAV market.
Since then, the partnership has continued to grow and develop and was publicly showcased at the widely acclaimed Operation Zenith which took place at Manchester Airport in November 2018. Here, Altitude Angel, Frequentis and the other Operation partners showed how no UTM solution is complete without the ability to integrate deeply and seamlessly into existing ATM systems and processes.
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.
For further information please contact:
Stephen Farmer, Altitude Angel, Head of Corporate Communications & PR
Tel: +44 (0)118 391 3503
Frequentis, headquartered in Vienna is an international supplier of communication and information systems for control centres with safety-critical tasks. Such ‘control centre solutions’ are developed and marketed by Frequentis in the business sectors Air Traffic Management (civil and military air traffic control, air defence) and Public Safety & Transport (the police, fire brigade, ambulance services, shipping, railways). Frequentis operates a worldwide network of branches, subsidiaries and local representatives in more than 50 countries.
The shares of Frequentis AG are traded on the prime market on the Vienna Stock Exchange and in the general standard on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol FQT (ISIN: ATFREQUENT09).
For more information, please visit www.frequentis.com
Jennifer McLellan, Public Relations, Frequentis AG,
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