ANRA Technologies expands into the EU
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Today the leading airspace management company ANRA Technologies announced the establishment of ANRA Technologies OÜ, a European Union limited liability company. The new company will enable ANRA, as a company based in the European Union, to participate in the activities of its members. ANRA Technologies OÜ will be able to conduct business in different European countries according to a single set of rules without having to set up a network of subsidiaries.
“As a global company, we have been waiting for the right time to start our business in Europe and believe that now is the right time to invest in the EU to expand our SmartSkies portfolio,” said Amit Ganjoo, Founder and CEO of ANRA Technologies. “Estonia is a great fit for ANRA and we have already started to engage and work together within the EU.”
“Estonia is rapidly moving towards a digital gig economy and attracting tech companies that support this development. ANRA learned this firsthand when it was invited to work with Estonian organizations to recently win a UAM tender from the European Space Agency.
Europe’s long-term economic prosperity and support for innovative technologies that support autonomous flight operations have been of interest to ANRA, and research opportunities and a supportive regulatory environment will serve to support the development of technologies that will drive the company’s continued economic growth.
“We are very pleased that our local innovation ecosystem has brought ANRA Technologies to land here in Tartu. Our recently launched new flagship initiative ZeroEST aims to provide an excellent sandbox for testing autonomous mobility solutions, ”said Tartus Vice Mayor Raimond Tamm. “Now we are looking for pioneers to found their subsidiaries in order to use the potential of the Tartu region and to grow together. Tartu wants to become the leading development center for urban air mobility in Scandinavia. “
ANRA will initially prioritize EU projects and improve the SmartSkies family of software platforms that support U-Space projects ranging from drone delivery to urban air mobility.
“ANRA is uniquely positioned as an international thought leader while leading standards development, engaging in aviation regulatory efforts and building world-class software platforms,” said Dr. Ajay Modha, ANRA’s UK General Manager. “We can help harmonize aviation digitization for the EU and worldwide for autonomous aircraft.”
ANRA is currently participating in the Joint Undertaking of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency for a large-scale demonstration for Urban Air Mobility (UAM) in the AMU-LED consortium as a provider of underground space services for Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) aircraft. The consortium will test real-world UAM operations in a U-space ecosystem for coordinated flights of different types of drones in different scenarios, with live flights taking place in Spain, the Netherlands and the UK. The European Union’s Aviation Safety Agency plans to set up U-Space, a drone transport system, in 2023.
Read more about ANRA technologies: What is UTM? Working with NASA on the Grand Challenge, ANRA is making history in India with the delivery of Swiggy drones.
Ian attended the Dominican University of California, where he received a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong passion for writing and storytelling and a keen interest in technology, he now contributes to DroneLife.
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