AirMap to manage UTM airspace in Czech Republic

UTM airspace management company AirMap has announced that its UTM services are being deployed by Air Navigation Services of the Czech Republic (ANS CR) to deliver situational awareness and authorization capabilities to the country´s growing community of drone operators, the company said.

ANS CR is deploying AirMap UTM to manage authorizations for drone flights in the controlled airspace around Václav Havel Airport Prague. Operators using the AirMap for Drones mobile application can view up-to-date airspace conditions, advisories, and regulatory information; create flight plans; and very soon will also be able to request authorization to fly in controlled airspace for fast and safe access to controlled airspace. ANS CR administrators manage authorization requests from the AirMap UTM Dashboard.

ANS CR and AirMap are working with local partner UpVision to drive local awareness of the UTM capabilities among the Czech Republic´s thriving drone ecosystem. UpVision is providing customization of the AirMap for Drones application for use in Czech Republic. The Czech Republic-based company will also provide operators with technical support for UTM services in the Czech Republic.

AirMap connects the majority of the world´s drones to airspace authorities through integrations with major drone manufacturers such as DJI, Intel, senseFly, Matternet, 3DR, DroneDeploy, and more. Deployed in Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, and the United States, AirMap leads the industry in delivering technology solutions for Unmanned aerial system (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) and U-space to enable safe and responsible drone operations at scale.

Air Navigation Services of the Czech Republic has a mission to take part in the provision of cost effective, long-term sustainable aviation navigation services in an environment of evolving functional airspace blocks.

UpVision is the European UAS service provider and leader on the Czech market in UAS services. UpVision co-founded the Czech Unmanned Aerial Alliance (UAVA) and has been actively developing the Unmanned Traffic Management community in Czech Republic by introducing their UTM application for more than 3 years.