Altitude Angel Expands Scope of Approval Services Platform to Include Property and Large Land Estates
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
UTM (Unified Traffic Management) leader Altitude Angel has announced that its recently launched Approval Servicesplatform will be expanded to include property and large land estates. Described as ‘a key step for UK aviation’ by Aviation Minister Baroness Vere, the platform will enable land and real-estate owners and managers to grant access and give permission to drone operators to use the land for take-off and landing purposes.
Drone operators who have identified an area of land suitable to conduct their flight must determine who manages the land to begin a long process of seeking approval. The new platform will allow operators to instead request access to land digitally through the Drone Assist app or DroneSafetyMap.com, and will in some cases be able to receive near-instant approval. Landowners and estate managers interested in enabling their property for drone operations can register here.
“By giving landowners, estate managers and those responsible for large areas of real-estate the tools to approve drone operations from the land they manage, we’re opening new places to fly and widening commercial opportunities,” said Altitude Angel COO Chris Forster. “Drone operators will be able to request permission at the touch of a button and receive a response or instruction with regards to their flight in a matter of seconds, removing the time-consuming and costly process of seeking out a landowner or manager. The platform will reduce their administration burden, giving operators more time to do the best part of the job, flying.”
Altitude Angel also released several significant upgrades to Drone Assist last May, including a feature granting a direct connection to Altitude Angel’s UTM platform, providing ‘one-tap flight authorisations’ at connected airports and facilities around the world.
Ian attended 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 is now contributing to DroneLife as a staff writer.
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