London, UK: Altitude Angel, the world’s most trusted UTM (Unified Traffic Management) technology provider, today announced Search and Rescue (SAR) flight planning tool SarStuff is to integrate its GuardianUTM Cloud platform to provide flight operations managers with the information they need to help save lives.
SarStuff is a purpose-built planning and tasking tool predominantly used by SAR teams are embracing drones in their life-saving operations.
SarStuff will be incorporating Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM Cloud platform into its planning module which will streamline the process, saving valuable time when lives are in danger and will provide accurate, up-to-date airspace data and negate the need to use third-party mobile apps to carry out airspace checks – something which is slow, cumbersome and unreliable.
Previously, SarStuff’s planning managers had assigned tasks for drone operators in locations that, on occasion, were not suitable for a UAV operation to take place because of airspace restrictions in place. This was due to the planning manager not having a clear understanding of the airspace restrictions in place over a particular area at certain times.
With Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM Cloud platform, the planning managers, who are not UAV/aviation specialists, will be able to confidently assign drone teams to operations where it will be safe to operate. The drone pilots also have access to the system to help manage their search tasks relaying up-to-date information at the click of a button.
On GuardianUTM Cloud being integrated into the SarStuff platform, Jack Drinkwater, Altitude Angel, Business Development Manager, said: “Search and rescue services have time and time again proved the value of using drones in their operations and in doing so have saved countless lives. I’m extremely proud to see Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM Cloud integrated with the SarStuff platform to make SAR operations faster and safer and as a result, help save more lives.”
Mike Desmond, SarStuff, founder, added: “In SAR operations, seconds can mean the difference between life and death. Having the best airspace data from Altitude Angel at our operators’ fingertips will allow us to plan and begin executing flights quicker and safer than ever before. This partnership will undoubtedly help save more lives.”
About Altitude Angel:
Altitude Angel is an award-winning provider of UTM (Unified Traffic Management) software, enabling those planning to operate, or develop UTM/U-Space solutions, to quickly integrate robust data and services with minimum effort.
From a consistent, well-documented and standards-based platform, drone manufacturers such as DJI and cutting-edge software developers around the world use our Developer Platform to obtain rich, relevant and local geofencing data, exchange and share flight plans, de-conflict their own flights in real-time and interface with national flight authorisation systems. A growing portfolio of enhanced capabilities help our customers to comply with current and future regulations and interface with changing national systems with only minimal effort.
Altitude Angel’s first-party solutions also power some of the world’s leading ANSPs, aviation authorities and Enterprises, including LVNL (Netherlands) and Avinor (Norway), empowering them with new capabilities to safely manage and integrate drone traffic into national operations.
Today, Altitude Angel’s market-defining technology is providing a critical, enabling service on which the future of UTM, especially in controlled airspace, will be built across the globe.
By unlocking the potential of drones and helping national aviation authorities, ANSPs, developers and enterprise organisations, Altitude Angel is establishing new services to support the growth in the drone industry.
Altitude Angel was founded by Richard Parker in 2014 and is headquartered in Reading, UK.
Altitude Angel’s developer platform is open and available to all at https://developers.altitudeangel.com
GuardianUTM enables drone manufacturers and software developers to connect into a rich, dynamic source of accurate, authoritative and relevant information to support geofencing while offering enhanced UTM capabilities such as a single interface to multi-country flight authorisation.
Its companion product, GuardianUTM O/S, supports all the functionality required to deliver national-grade drone traffic management capabilities to any country that wishes to safely unlock the potential of drones.