UTM companies shortlisted in the ATM Magazine/CANSO 2022 ATM/UTM awards

Skypuzzler, a Danish UTM start-up, is one of several short-listed candidates for the Air Traffic Management Magazine/CANSO ATM/UTM Awards, to be announced at the upcoming Airspace World event in Geneva. The company’ s Automated Tactical Deconfliction of Drones tool was selected as one of the “Shaping our future skies” nominees.

Other UTM shortlisted candidates are: Austro Control/Frequentis, for the  development and deployment of an Austrian UTM system; Involi for its TrackSAT Drone Tracker; and ANRA Technologies, Inc for its SORA-Mate.

The short-listed candidates can be found below:

Airspace management

With many new airspace entrants, the ability to manage different types of traffic at different altitudes is becoming increasingly complex. Shortlisted entries:

  1. AustroControl:  Austro Control/Frequentis development/deployment of Austrian UTM system
  2. Frequentis:  Avinor/Frequentis Datasharing for air ambulance and drone operators
  3. SANS – Saudi Arabia Air Navigation Services:  Dual Flip Business Continuity Area Control Centres managing Saudi airspace
  4. EUROCONTROL Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC):  Operational introduction of ATC B2 ADS-C in MUAC operations


Recognises the importance of effective relationships and partnerships within/across disciplines and sectors to achieve a shared goal. Shortlisted entries:

  1. ENAV:  ENAVThinkingCup2022
  2. Cirium:  ATOMICUS
  3. Avinor, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace and Indra:  Digital Remote Towers
  4. US Air Force Flight Standards Agency:  Global Engagement Directorate
  5. ANS CR, AustroControl, BULATSA, Croatia Control, DFS, DSNA, ENAIRE, ENAV, EUROCONTROL, IAA, LFV, LPS, MATS, NATS, NAV Portugal, PANSA, ROMATSA & Skyguide:  ACDLS Governance (ATS Common Datalink Services)
  6. Aviation Studies Institute, Singapore University of Technology and Design:  Identifying the Benefits of Collaborative Actions in Regional ATFM Ground Delay Programmes
  7. DFS Aviation Services:  Successful implementation of a new air traffic management system in Bahrain in record time through excellent and exemplary cooperation between DFS Aviation Services GmbH and Indra Sistemas S.A.

Shaping our future skies

As an industry we tend to focus on today’s challenges and solutions. This category is for submissions from initiatives or organisations that are working on something that is a future ‘game changer’ for our industry. Shortlisted entries:

  1. DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung and EUROCONTROL Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC):  MAKAN Maastricht & Karlsruhe Networks – Harmonising air navigation services for the upper airspace in the heart of Europe
  2. Involi:  TrackSAT Drone Tracker
  3. Skypuzzler:  Automated Tactical Deconfliction of drones
  4. EUROCONTROL Maastricht Upper Area Control Centre (MUAC):  ARGOS (ATC Real Ground-breaking Operational System)
  5. NATS:  Master Control Room for New Airspace Users


Recognises new ideas, technologies, and concepts that challenge current ATM/UTM/UAM norms with the potential to significantly advance performance, operations, or capabilities. Shortlisted entries:

  1. Skyguide – Swiss Air Navigation Services, Ltd.:  CPDLC Cockpit
  2. ANRA Technologies, Inc.:  SORA-Mate
  3. DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung, Deutsche Lufthansa, Airbus:  World’s first satellite-based precision landings with increased glideslope under low visibility conditions
  4. Osprey:  Predictive Intelligence for Avoidable Disruption
  5. NATS, Nav Canada, Leidos, Think!:  Intelligent Approach – Transformative arrival spacing tool delivered by transatlantic collaboration during a global pandemic
  6. Indra/Micro Nav Ltd/HungaroControl:  Digital remote tower simulator
  7. CRIDA, Boeing Research & Technology, Fraunhofer, Indra, ISA Software, University of Piraeus:  TAPAS (Towards an Automated and exPlainable ATM System)
  8. Airways International, Ltd:  Flight Advisor – web-based mapping tool


Leaders, initiatives, and organisations working towards reducing aviation’s impact on the environment and making significant contributions to improving the environmental footprint of aviation through ATM programmes, technologies, processes and partnerships. Shortlisted entries:

  1. NAV CANADA:  Established RNP-AR
  2. NATS:  Operational Service Enhancement Project (OSEP)
  3. Avinor & Frequentis:  Continuous Descent Operations at Oslo airport, enabled by Point Merge and Arrival Management
  4. ENAV Group:  The ENAV Group’s commitment to sustainability
  5. Skeyes:  Environmental modulation of terminal charging scheme
  6. Leidos:  FAA Terminal Flight Data Manager (TFDM)

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