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Hera Drone Hub and Altitude Angel Union a ‘Giant Step for Urban Drone Environments’
The Hera Drone Hub has announced Altitude Angel, the world’s most trusted UTM (unified traffic management, or U-Space) technology provider, is to provide UTM through its GuardianUTM Enterprise platform to the world’s first urban test centre in a CTR.
With the inauguration of Hera Drone Hub in March this year, the Spanish city of Zaragoza became the first European city to authorise drone testing and drone pilot training in the Control Zone (CTR) of an airport region within an urban airspace.
The test environment, which will allow operators and pilots to train with drones of up to 500kg in weight, is made up of two TSAs within the Zaragoza CTR which are approx. 2.5 kilometers (1.55 miles) apart. The River Ebro, which cuts through the city, provides a natural corridor over which drones can operate between the two TSAs.
GuardianUTM Enterprise is an intuitive, cost-effective U-Space platform which was initially developed to support regional and local airports manage drone operations within their managed airspace. Its deployment at the Hera Drone Hub will be its first in a city environment, which as well as demonstrating the platform’s flexibility, also reflects the growing want and need of cities to control and manage the airspace above them.
GuardianUTM Enterprise will provide Hera Drone Hub with a combined view of the airspace in its TSA, enabling the Hub to fulfill its aim of conducting BVLOS operations safely using Altitude Angel’s proven digital authorisation and flight management technology.