London, UK and Seoul, South Korea: The Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) has announced Altitude Angel, the world’s leading UTM (Unified Traffic Management) technology provider, has joined its Airspace Management Consortium in an effort to co-develop and advance the air mobility operating environment.
Hyundai Motor Group launched the Consortium in June to serve as a resource for the wider industry and policymakers in the United States and internationally as they begin to shape common operating and design standards for the advanced air mobility (AAM) industry.
Hyundai Motor Group convenes the consortium quarterly to facilitate sharing of key learnings and best practices and to receive strategic insight on its concept of operations (ConOps) for AAM airspace management and ground mobility integration. Looking ahead, the Group will work with the members to simulate the operation of the unmanned traffic management (UTM) and AAM network and ultimately flight test the Group’s ConOps.
“AAM will operate at the intersection of today’s busiest and most complex transportation routes, particularly in the skies,” said Pamela Cohn, global chief operating officer and U.S. general manager, Urban Air Mobility Division of Hyundai Motor Group. “Expanding digital infrastructure to accommodate new modes of aerial mobility is a challenge given all of the disparate airspace operating standards and geographies involved. It’s important we convene diverse parties to explore safe and efficient integration of AAM and, more broadly, equitable access to airspace.”
Richard Ellis, Altitude Angel, Chief Business Officer, added: “Altitude Angel, like Hyundai Motor Group, is committed to bringing to market the technologies which will make safe and secure urban air mobility a day-to-day reality. We’re very excited to be part of this consortium and together tackling and overcoming the challenges ahead.”
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.