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Skye Air Mobility Launches Unmanned Air Traffic Management System

The Union Minister for Road and Highways, Nitin Gadkari unveiled the system, Skye UTM, on Tuesday

Skye Air Mobility Launches Unmanned Air Traffic Management System

Outlook Start-Up Desk

POSTED ON February 09, 2023 2:13 PM

Drone delivery company Skye Air Mobility has launched an unmanned air traffic management system that will provide situational awareness, autonomous navigation and risk assessment to all drone and other aerial mobility operators.

The Union Minister for Road and Highways, Nitin Gadkari unveiled the system— Skye UTM on Tuesday.

Skye UTM is a cloud-based aerial traffic management system that stitches unmanned air traffic with the manned aviation airspace. S The device has reportedly supported more than 300 successful beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone flights till now. Wednesday.

"Skye UTM captures more than 255 parameters of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) movements and stores them into its 'blackbox'. The blackbox is a published systematic description of the entire flight," highlights a media report.

"The platform offers the first 3-dimensional view of the drone airspace along with operations and regulations mapping servers, which offer the latest airspace status, verified paths, and display real-time UAV movements," it added.

Skye Air's chief executive officer (CEO) Ankit Kumar stated that the system is a game changer and provides situational awareness to both regulators and pilots, by digitally establishing communication with the drones and connecting traffic across the airspace.

In a media statement, he further said that the software imports data from the government’s Digital Sky platform, which has been created to help drone operators plan flights in Indian airspace.

Gurugram-based Skye Air was founded by Chandra Prakash and Swapnik Jakkampudi in 2019. It is engaged in various beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) trials.

Previously, the company has been carrying out BVLOS trials for healthcare deliveries in states like Telangana and Karnataka. The drone solution provider is said to have expertise in healthcare logistics, relief logistics, food, e-commerce logistics and UAM. 

(With PTI inputs)

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