Survey and inspection provider, Iprosurv has selected Altitude Angel to implement its flight data into the company’s drone mapping solutions. The partnership will allow Iprosurv’s drone operators to have direct access to a drone safety map and airspace map for risk management and assessment.
Thanks to the direct integration, a detailed report of the flight area and a hazard score will be given to the pilot via Altitude Angel’s Area Report API ensuring the flight only goes ahead if it is safe to do so.
The integration will also allow the drone operators to submit flight reports and enhance the visibility of drone operations to other aircraft in the area via Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM platform. This will also help Iprosurv expand its operations across the UK and eventually internationally.
On partnering with Iprosurv, Richard Ellis, Altitude Angel, Chief Business Officer said:
“The team at Iprosurv share the same entrepreneurial vision and values as Altitude Angel. We want our customers to be as well informed as possible and by integrating Altitude Angel data into its platform, we know Iprosurv will be getting the best possible data in the air and on the ground.”
Rebecca Jones, Iprosurv, founder and Chief Executive Officer followed with:
“We are delighted to have entered into this partnership with Altitude Angel. As a national provider of drone services, Iprosurv needs to play its part in promoting the safe operation of drones by working with regulators and industry professionals. As part of that, we were looking for a partner who could provide accurate real time data to enhance our proposition in a way which not only complies with current regulations but helps shape future ones, and Altitude Angel ticked all the boxes.
“As Iprosurv pushes ahead with its international ambitions, with Altitude Angel we will be able to do so in a way that is informed, safe and completely transparent with all the relevant regulators. We have always tried to push the boundaries of what commercial drones can do and this partnership is another step forward for Iprosurv and the wider commercial drone community.”
The news comes after Altitude Angel announced a partnership with Sky-Drones that allows its unmanned traffic management (UTM) platform, Pop-Up UTM, to be quickly set up when and where required, removing the need for building ground-based infrastructure. A few months ago, Altitude Angel welcomed its first partner to the program, Spark Mobility, and later added Sugu Drones.
The system will specifically be deployed where a Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) drone flight is taking place and removes the need for infrastructure on the ground to be built. Pop-Up UTM also utilizes Inmarsat’s global network of satellites, meaning the system can be deployed around the world.
GuardianUTM allows software developers and drone manufacturers to access tools and data that are accurate, up-to-date, and relevant to better understand active and past drone missions. The platform helps drone pilots follow local flight rules and avoid mid-air collisions with a dynamic alert system. GuardianUTM also includes data from local air authorities such as altitude restrictions, No-Fly Zones, and NOTAMs to ensure the operation is as safe as possible.
GuardianUTM O/S allows airports to define rules for the airspace easily to ensure drones and manned aircraft can share airspace in the best way possible. The airport also has direct access to the pilots through the system.
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