Altitude Angel has delivered the first phase in its commitment to Netherlands’ ANSP, Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL), to enable the country’s first nationwide UTM platform.
Phase One, the GoDrone mobile app and companion website is a platform which Altitude Angel says provides vital safety information to recreational and commercial drone pilots in the Netherlands.
The application gives users comprehensive airspace safety information critical to the operation of drones.
Notice to Airmen (NOTAMs), ground hazards, terrain and current weather conditions are all displayed on an interactive map and as detailed area reports.
Using Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM O/S as the foundation technology, the mobile and web apps include:
• Multi Language support (English and Dutch)
• Netherlands specific information via local datasets e.g. Waterways and “Natura 2000” parks
• A custom set of map layers, indicating ground elevation
With Phase One now complete, Altitude Angel and LVNL will begin to work on the next phase, a pre-approval for drone flights in controlled airspace (CTR) as part of the procedural and collaborative interface with ATC through U-space.
Michael van Dorst, CEO of LVNL, said: “I’m excited about this milestone. The launch of the GoDrone mobile and web apps is the first step in enabling LVNL to build the Netherlands the infrastructure it needs to open Dutch airspace for special flight operations, to commercial drone use and ultimately BVLOS flight.”
Adding: “With Altitude Angel we have built a qualitative app in short time. We are looking forward to our cooperation for the coming phases, to further develop the GoDrone web and mobile app to create value for the drone industry in the Netherlands.”