LONDON - Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) technology provider Altitude Angel will work with global mobile satellite communications provider Inmarsat to develop and deliver an advanced flight tracking and management capability for UAS, AUVSI reports. Continue reading original article.
The Intelligent Aerospace take:
June 26, 2020 -Anthony Spouncer, Inmarsat Aviation’s Senior Director of UAVs & UTM, said: “We are excited to partner with Altitude Angel on this ground-breaking technology, which allows UAV flights to operate quickly, efficiently and safely. Inmarsat is uniquely positioned to act as a catalyst for the safe and rapid growth of the UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) sector due to our state-of-the-art global satellite network, decades of experience in keeping aircraft safe through communications, navigation and surveillance services, and relationships with ATM providers worldwide. We also bring first-hand experience of working with international aid organisations to deliver emergency communications in remote areas.”
Phil Binks, Altitude Angel, Head of Air Traffic Management, added: “The ability to almost instantly ‘pop-up’ safe, secure and fully operational UTM platforms in any environment, at any time, will give first responders, blue light services and aid organisations a valuable tool that could save countless lives. Altitude Angel and Inmarsat, in developing ‘Pop-Up UTM’, will be able to bring connectivity, clarity and automated air traffic control services for UAVs in even the most challenging of circumstances.”
Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor