12 FEBRUARY, 2019. Altitude Angel, the world’s leading drone services company, has partnered with DJI, the world’s top civilian drones manufacturer, to improve safety and open up more of the skies to its customers.
Replacing AirMap for Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM platform, which enables any drone manufacturer or software developer to get access to accurate drone safety data, DJI has been able to extend the functionality of its geofencing solution (GEO 2.0) so it now more accurately reflects the highest safety risks around particular facilities.
Now, airport runways and approach paths will be represented by more precise ‘bow-tie’ shapes, while other sensitive facilities such as prisons and nuclear power stations will also be represented by more accurate ‘polygon’ shapes, rather than large, static cylinders. By more accurately mapping the highest risk zones, DJI can improve safety while opening up more of the airspace to drone pilots.
In addition, DJI drones can benefit from real-time data from Temporary Flight Restrictions (such as those put up for airshows, emergency situations and security warnings) which greatly enhances the operational data available to drone pilots. This data comes from the same aviation systems used by pilots around the world, enhanced for drone pilots by Altitude Angel.
Richard Parker, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Altitude Angel, said:
“We’re excited DJI has chosen GuardianUTM to provide a single interface to accurate, real-time data for 32 European countries, improving its geofencing solution to provide better safety.
“Our platform, combined with DJI’s market leading drone technology, will give pilots greater access to safer skies.”
Christian Struwe, DJI’s Head of Policy, EMEA, added:
“Altitude Angel provides us with a service which is best in class and it shares DJI’s commitment to ensure future advanced operations – both beyond line-of-sight and automated – can coexist without hampering the millions of safe flights we see today by recreational and professional drone pilots. Using Altitude Angel’s platform, DJI has been able to open up more of the skies to its customers, safely, while enhancing an industry-led solution to airspace safety that can make a difference immediately.”
Introctory Video: https://youtu.be/Bd0pvUrS07g