Altitude Angel has been awarded the contract to provide Netherlands’ ANSP, Luchtverkeersleiding Nederland (LVNL), with its first nationwide UTM platform.
The news follows an “open and competitive” tender process.
The solution presented by Altitude Angel, which proved impossible to fault during the procurement process, will provide the Netherlands with a technically advanced, nationwide, UTM platform.
Altitude Angel says it will be the foundation for safe integration of UAVs and further increase their use in Dutch airspace for years to come.
With an initial three-year contract, Altitude Angel will provide several products and services to LVNL which will allow for the safe integration of drones into LVNL controlled airspace.
It will include a foundation U-Space platform enabling LVNL to open Dutch airspace to commercial drone use.
In addition, Altitude Angel will also provide LVNL with a drone registration system as well as web and mobile flight planning platforms.
Jurgen van Avermaete, LVNL general manager of procedures, said: “Together with Altitude Angel, LVNL will deliver innovative functionality and facilitate new possibilities for the U-Space industry in the Netherlands.”
Adding: “It was clear they are providing a ‘best in class’ solution, both functionally and technically, as well as having a high focus on safety. Altitude Angel were able to demonstrate how their production platform will seamlessly integrate with our current systems, but will flex and scale as the use of UAVs increases.
“Our ambition is to be the world’s best air traffic control organisation in terms of safety, people and delivering reliability. Altitude Angel embodies those values, will be an important cooperating partner helping us realise our goals.”