Frequentis and Altitude Angel will jointly deploy a national UTM system for Norway.
Following a competitive procurement process, the solution, presented jointly by partners Altitude Angel and Frequentis, will provide Norwegian ANSP Avinor with a technically advanced UTM platform.
It will allow the organisation to begin safely integrating drones into controlled airspace at 18 airports across Norway.
Frequentis VP for ATM, Hannu Juurakko, said: “Frequentis is proud to have been selected, together with our partner Altitude Angel, for the delivery of the first nation-wide Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) System to support Avinor’s goals for the safe and efficient integration of drones into Norwegian airspace.”
Adding: “Our future-proven and scalable UTM services are critical for meeting the current and future demands of evolving drone technology, set to transform critical industry, paving the way for drone delivery services to be supported sooner than anticipated.”
The joint Altitude Angel/Frequentis UTM solution is a first for Norway as it begins to build the structure to allow the safe integration of UAVs into controlled airspace.
Richard Parker, Altitude Angel’s CEO and founder, commented: “Norway is a very forward thinking and technologically savvy country in which the use of drones and UAVs will undoubtedly form a key part of its future tech-economy. Altitude Angel and Frequentis will provide Avinor with the tools to integrate drones and general aviation on one platform.”
Concluding: “This is just the first step to enabling future BVLOS flights, ultimately opening the skies above Norway to drone operations ranging from SAR and blue light support to commercial package delivery. We’re pleased to bring our industry-leading technology to bear to open up Norway’s skies.”
Norway will be the first country in the Nordic region to implement a UTM system, highlighting Avinor Air Navigation Services’ dedication to the industry.
Altitude Angel and Frequentis will begin delivering the national UTM solution to number of Avinor airports in Q2 2020, with the programme being widely rolled out during Q3 and Q4.