AirMap has ramped up its European presence by making its UTM available nationwide in the Czech Republic.
The Air Navigation Service of the Czech Republic (ANS CR) has selected AirMap to bring situational awareness and authorisation services to the Czech Republic’s growing drone economy.
AirMap is providing the ANS CR with access to the AirMap UTM Dashboard surrounding the controlled airspace around Prague’s Václav Havel Airport.
Czech airspace managers now have a comprehensive view of their managed airspace and can configure, monitor, and automate their management with the easy-to-use cloud-based dashboard. To begin regulating flights and de-conflicting the airspace efficiently, managers are also able to provide drone operators with manual authorisations.
For operators, the AirMap for Drones mobile application has been localised to the Czech language. ANS CR and AirMap are working with local partner UpVision to provide translation services and promote UAS education and research in the field. AirMap for Drones mobile application in Czech allows Czech locals to take advantage of all the features the application offers.
“Detection and integration of drones is a challenge,” said Jan Klas, ANS CR director general. “We are pleased to deploy UTM services through the AirMap mobile application. ANS CR wants to build an open system that provides comprehensive information to all partners involved.”
The ANS CR is working towards establishing a cost effective, long-term sustainable aviation navigation service in an urban environment. Managing drones and providing UTM services are the first steps towards forming the correct regulations needed for a successful drone economy. This will give rise to endless commercial drone solutions and opportunities within the Czech Republic.
“By opening up more airspace we are helping give rise to a new drone economy,” said Ben Marcus, AirMap co-founder and chairman. “The Czech Republic is among the global first movers in the race to capture a share of the tremendous opportunity that drones represent as they become more and more a part of our everyday lives.”
This is AirMap’s second nationwide adoption in Europe. Recently the Swiss aviation authority Skyguide, deployed AirMap as part of Europe’s first national drone traffic management system.