INVOLI has given more details about its work with AirMarket as part of a strategic partnership team for Canada’s official RTM Service Trials. (https://www.unmannedairspace.info/uncategorized/transport-canada-launches-unmanned-traffic-management-trials-and-selects-airmarket-led-team/). The trials aim to generate data and experience to be used by Transport Canada to develop regulations for BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) drone operations and the delivery of commercial cellular-enabled UTM services.
INVOLI contributes to the trials with its surveillance system, by deploying a network of receivers onto existing cellular TELUS infrastructure, capitalising on its experience in Switzerland with national telecommunication company. The network will gather data on cooperative air traffic enabling the team to benefit from comprehensive air traffic awareness (including at low altitude) and in general from an increased level of safety of operations.
According to an INVOLI statement:
“It is in this context that the first bricks of the partnership between INVOLI and AirMarket were laid, the two companies seizing the opportunity given by the success and technical integration within the trials to further their collaboration to the market.”
“We are excited for this strategic partnership, which will allow both our companies to offer integrated services to the drone market, in Canada and beyond,” stated Lindsay Mohr, CEO of AirMarket.
One of the main goals of the partnership is to offer common, scalable solutions to the UAV industry, by building upon the experience of both INVOLI and AirMarket to generate innovative technologies, particularly within the telecommunications’ framework, and by bringing the lessons learnt during the trials to the entire industry. INVOLI Chief Business Development Officer, Mélanie Guittet, noted: “We are very excited to announce this partnership, after many months of working behind the scenes to make it all happen, we can leverage all this work and combine our efforts to bring to the industry a common, enhanced solution for more and more complex drone operations.”