Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Altitude Angel & iOCO Form Strategic Alliance to Advance UAM Operations Across South Africa

London, UK: Altitude Angel, the world’s most trusted unified traffic management (UTM) technology provider, and iOCO, South Africa’s largest ICT solutions supplier, have agreed to form an alliance with the strategic aim of providing the building blocks on which the country’s urban air mobility (UAM) infrastructure can be built and supported.

Capitalising on the two businesses core strengths, the partnership will explore the opportunities surrounding the integration of Altitude Angel’s market-leading UTM technology and iOCO’s significant national infrastructure and relationship network.

Richard Ellis, Altitude Angel, Chief Business Officer, said: “Altitude Angel and iOCO are both committed to opening the skies above South Africa by providing regulators, government departments, airports, landowners, and local businesses with the digital infrastructure needed on which to build a strong and sustainable drone economy.

“Our collaboration with iOCO has great potential, not only for our businesses but also the wider UAM and UAV industries. The developments and deployments we’re able to showcase in South Africa will have real-world applications for business all over the globe which is very exciting.” 

Brian Harding, iOCO, Group Executive, added: “iOCO is thrilled to be working with Altitude Angel. Integrating our leading technology with Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM platform can make BVLOS (beyond visual line of sight) flights an everyday occurrence. iOCO and Altitude Angel have all the components needed to make this a very successful collaboration.”

Gary Mortimer
Founder and Editor of sUAS News | Gary Mortimer has been a commercial balloon pilot for 25 years and also flies full-size helicopters. Prior to that, he made tea and coffee in air traffic control towers across the UK as a member of the Royal Air Force.