AirMap, ENAIRE and everis demonstrate integrated ATM-UTM system

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During the 2018 GUTMA Annual Conference, AirMap collaborated with Spain’s official Air Navigation Service Provider, ENAIRE, and an international leader in aerospace and defense, everis, to demonstrate an integrated air traffic management (ATM)-UTM system in controlled airspace and urban environment.

Hosted by ENAIRE and everis, the demonstration saw an everis UAS and a DJI UAS fly at the same time within shared airspace. Both UAS were connected to AirMap’s platform via open AirMap API integrations, which allowed for real-time sharing of the UAS’ telemetry data to publish to the AirMap platform.

The UAS’ positioning information was reported by AirMap to ENAIRE’s ATM system, enabling real-time situational awareness of both manned and unmanned traffic on a common dashboard at ENAIRE’s ATM operations center.

AirMap facilitated the two-way exchange of “safety-critical information” between the everis and DJI UAS and the ENAIRE ATM system, ultimately providing a complete picture of ongoing operations in the airspace environment.

“Today we show an unprecedented integration of an air traffic control system and a UTM system to safely manage mixed traffic which will be critical in the deployment of U-space international airspace systems,” says María Luz de Mateo García, Business Development Director at ENAIRE.

The successful demonstration shows not only that UTM / U-space is available and adaptable to any airspace environment, but it also delivers on AirMap’s mission of safely and efficiently integrating UAS into existing airspace infrastructure.

AirMap UTM is an open platform consisting of “core services to forge a cooperative and fully integrated airspace system.” The core services include “e-registration and identification, geo-awareness in ever-changing airspace conditions, tools for manual and automated notification and authorization, and integrated traffic data for real-time alerts of manned and unmanned operations.”