AirMap UTM Services Integrated into Drone Autopilot Systems

By Mike Ball / 03 Jul 2018
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AirMap has announced that its UTM (unmanned traffic management) services have been selected by TopXGun to be integrated into the company’s autopilot systems for drones. AirMap services will significantly enhance the TopXGun user experience and allow its customers to operate safely and in compliance anywhere in the world.

AirMap connects drone operators with airspace authorities to enable safe, efficient, and scalable drone operations through core UTM services. The AirMap services that will be integrated into TopXGun autopilot systems include geo-awareness with airspace advisories, weather data, and dynamic flight restrictions; flight management, including flight planning tools and compliance briefings; and deconfliction with real-time telemetry and manned traffic alerts.

“AirMap is the pioneer and industry leader in UTM, with excellent products and strong R&D support,” said Francesco Zhang, vice president at Shanghai TopXGun Robotics Co, Ltd. “Through our partnership, we are able to bring even more value to companies using drones for plant protection, surveillance, mapping, inspection, delivery and emergency services.”

AirMap operates the largest open developer network in the drone ecosystem with over 600 developers connected to the AirMap Developer Platform. TopXGun, who focuses on agriculture, significantly expands this network with its OEMs throughout Asia, Europe and South America. AirMap’s APIs, SDKs and developer tools allow for quick and easy integration of features, including:

  • Contextual airspace that gives operators an intelligent way to interact with and understand the airspace environment around them
  • Airspace Authorizations from over 250 airports in the US through the FAA LAANC program and in 4 Chiba City test fields in Japan
  • Situational awareness that equips operators with the mission-critical services they need to ensure safety and compliance while in the air

“Every day TopXGun customers are engaged in mission-critical operations,” said Ben Marcus, AirMap cofounder and Chairman. “Now those flights will be safer and more compliant, supporting the rapid growth of the drone economy worldwide.”

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact