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FREQUENTIS technology successfully connects ATM to UTM in real-life drone integration trial at Manchester Airport

Staged at Manchester Airport in the UK, the comprehensive “Operation Zenith” demonstration consisted of eight complete scenarios where potential drone usage could occur around an airport. Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM Airspace Management Operating System was fully integrated into the air traffic control tower at Manchester Airport, along with Frequentis’ smartSTRIPS.

Frequentis smartSTRIPS played a vital part in two scenarios in the trial providing situational awareness for controllers to see all planned movements at a glance. CADAS information management system and message handling system AIDA-NG from Frequentis Comsoft enabled both the GuardianUTM and the ATM world to connect using safe and secure ATM technologies and standards, managing the area as one unified airspace.

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