AirMap has announced a new collaboration with Involi, an air traffic data provider for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
The companies plan to offer a pre-integrated UAS traffic management (UTM) and air traffic awareness solution for drone operations.
According to the partners, the combination of Involi’s low-altitude air traffic data service with AirMap’s drone traffic management platform enables safe, complex and autonomous drone applications, such as drone delivery, large-scale agriculture support, surveying and mapping.
“Through this collaboration, AirMap and Involi offer a comprehensive UTM solution that incorporates real-time data from aircraft operating in low-altitude airspace using ADS-B and other identification technology,” says AirMap’s chief technology officer, Andreas Lamprecht. “Involi’s airspace data will further enhance situational awareness within the AirMap UTM platform.”
Involi and AirMap are both partners in Switzerland’s Swiss U-space Implementation framework, the country’s drone traffic management network infrastructure.
“It was a natural progression for Involi and AirMap to formalize their ongoing technical integration,” comments Manu Lubrano, CEO and co-founder of Involi. “We are working toward the common goal of automating drone flights and enabling exciting advanced drone applications that offer tremendous economic potential and represent the future of transportation. Joining forces helps bring this future one step closer.”