Europe

Altitude Angel partners with Frequentis to deploy national UTM platform for Avinor

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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
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Manna and Cubic Telecom unite to enable high-speed food delivery by drone

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Two Irish companies are collaborating to ensure hungry customers receive their food at ultra-high-speed using a drone delivery service. Cubic Telecom has partnered with drone delivery company Manna to enable it to track, monitor and control its drone fleets. Making the announcement at this year’s CES in Vegas, the companies also detailed how they can do so while delivering from restaurants and centralised kitchens directly to consumers’ homes across Europe and the U.S. Manna’s drones, connected by Cubic Telecom will autonomously deliver customers’ meals while flying at a height of up to 80 meters and a speed up to 80km
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Flyability and Pix4D embark on mission to accelerate growth of indoor 3D modelling

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Flyability and Pix4D have announced the signature of a partnership agreement to offer bundled Flyability and Pix4D products. The bundle will be sold in the form of a Photogrammetry Add-On that can be purchased on top of Elios 2 drone packages. This offer is meant to facilitate access to a coherent and complete product offering to those who want to tackle indoor 3D modeling using photogrammetry. Commenting, Marc Gandillon, marketing manager with Flyability, said: “Since the launch of Elios 2, we've seen a growing demand for a complete solution to deliver 3D models of confined spaces. At first, it was
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Altitude Angel wins contract to provide Dutch ANSP

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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
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Why does uAvionix think Bluetooth is a bad idea for drone remote ID?

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uAvionix president Christian Ramsey is insisting that when it comes to drone remote ID, Bluetooth is a bad idea. His concern, he says, lies in the dependency on Bluetooth as the concepts in the proposal are based upon the idea first introduced at Open Drone ID, which leverage the Bluetooth ‘advertisement’ messages which can convey a small amount of data without establishing a paired connection like we are used to doing with our headphones or vehicles. Ramsey explains: “Will it work technically? There are some small-scale demos that have demonstrated the functionality. Will it work at scale in a high
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