Belgian drone UTM company Unifly gets $10 million from Japanese investors

Unifly drone UTM

Belgian uncrewed traffic management (UTM) tech company Unifly has received a significant boost to its drone navigation development capabilities with a $10.5 million capital infusion from two Japanese investors, including one co-financed by the government.

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Austro Control selects future UTM system integrating drones in Austrian airspace

Austria’s air traffic control agency, Austro Control, is relying on its longtime tech partner Frequentis to prepare a new Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) system that will fully integrate drone flights into the nation’s broader airspace by early 2023.

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FAA announces new phase of UTM drone platform field tests

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says it will commence field-testing new drone traffic management capabilities as part of its ongoing effort to integrate UAVs into the national airspace, and prepare for anticipated expansion of craft operation for a variety of purposes.

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Neuron uses Hedera secure public ledger tech to trial BVLOS drone tracking

London-based navigation tech company Neuron has offered details on trials it completed in the UK last year, demonstrating its ability to successfully track drones operating beyond visual line of site (BVLOS) missions using its data secured traffic management platform.

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UTM specialist Altitude Angel joins Hyundai’s AAM group

UK-based unified traffic management (UTM) technology provider Altitude Angel has announced it is joining Hyundai Motor Group’s Airspace Management Consortium, an initiative to help develop and accelerate advanced air mobility (AAM) operations.

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Brussels Airport enters drone activity with 50% startup stake

If you can’t beat ‘em, buy ‘em. That, apparently, is the attitude of Brussels Airport, which has taken a 50% stake in a specialized service startup that provides safe and efficient operation of the very drones currently banned in the air around Belgium’s busiest aviation hub.

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