On November 21st 2018, Altitude Angel, Frequentis, NATS, Manchester Airport and over 20 different companies collectively showcased the most advanced drone integration demonstrator yet seen.
Operation Zenith gave a view of the future of air traffic management, demonstrating how by using the right technology it’s possible to safely integrate unmanned traffic into controlled airspace and open up the skies to commercial airspace worldwide.
Get a feel for the event below, and skip your way through the compressed 25-minute version of the live event.
The whole event spanned just over three hours, but we've condensed the video down to just 20 minutes. Use the chapters below to head right to the content you're looking to find:
|02:50||The UTM: GuardianUTM O/S|
|04:50||Segment 1: On-airfield parts delivery|
|06:03||Segment 2: Multi-site, multi-operation
|09:04||Opening the UTM market: enabling 3rd-parties to connect to the foundation UTM|
|14:55||Segment 3: Airport safeguarding and "Rogue Drone" demonstration|
|18:30||Segment 4: Prioritisation, Temporary Airspace Restrictions|
In Operation Zenith, we demonstrated collaboration among over 20 industry partners, all coming together under existing regulations to perform a snapshot of future skies: mixed-mode operations in and around sensitive areas, featuring both VLOS and BVLOS automated flights fully integrated into Manchester Airport's daily operations. Nearly 120 people from these companies gave their time to prove the art of the possible, using Altitude Angel's GuardianUTM O/S.
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Operation Zenith was itself a huge operation, involving over 120 people from over 20 different partner companies. It was a true collaboration of industry. Altitude Angel wishes to extend its thanks to everyone involved in making Operation Zenith a reality. Watch the video below to get a sneek-peak behind the scenes.