Thales and Drone XTR agreed on a partnership to provide an integrated solution for drone detection

Thales, a global leader in air mobility high technology and air traffic management, and Drone XTR signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide an integrated solution for drone detection.

  • Thales is expanding its UTM portfolio and is partnering with Drone XTR to provide customers with state-of-the-art, scalable and agile solutions tailored to their needs.
  • This solution will be able to detect drones’ intrusions, transmit the information in order to alert security services to proceed to the neutralization of the threat and record the proof to fine infringers.
  • Drone XTR is a French company, which has been developing for 10 years a knowledge of excellence in the field of drone detection and airspace management.

Nearly 2,500,000 drones have been registered in France in 2021. The proliferation of drones in the airspace raises security challenges to prevent accidents or even malicious acts from occurring. ​ As one of the top three countries in the world in terms of drone solutions, France relies on a highly experienced ecosystem to secure the growing airspace. As part of this effort, Thales is partnering with Drone XTR to address emerging needs and offer the best possible solution to the customer in terms of airspace detection and management.

As a major industrial company, Thales is collaborating with a French start-up Drone XTR to provide customers with a state-of-the-art, scalable and agile solution. Drone XTR is a French company, which has been developing for 10 years a know-how of excellence in the field of UAVs using electronic signal detection, thus enabling the detection of most signal-emitting UAVs. Coupled with the TopSky – UAS solution from Thales, this offer allows users to discriminate between authorized and unauthorized flights but also locate the pilot if needed.

Thales and Drone XTR are committed to safely increasing the number of authorized drone operations in controlled and uncontrolled airspace.

This partnership will combine the expertise and experience of Thales and Drone XTR in drone detection to meet market expectations for robust and rapidly deployable solutions to combat the threat of malicious drones targeting critical infrastructure in France (nuclear power plants, ports, refineries, etc.). This solution will be capable of detecting drone intrusions, transmitting information (digital evidence and the position of the pilot) in order to alert the relevant authorities to neutralize the threat. ​ As part of this agreement, Thales and Drone XTR will also work together to pursue commercial opportunities in the field of UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) and surveillance.

Azans to fully digitise its aeronautical information 

Confirming AZANS leadership in the digital transition of aeronautical information initiative, the Air Navigation Service Provider of Azerbaijan enters into cooperation with NG AVIATION to deliver its latest New Generation Aeronautical Information Management Environment with the goal of making digital aeronautical information available to all aviation stakeholders.

The close collaboration between AZANS and NG Aviation will result in the availability of real-time digital aeronautical data sets that will include airports, instrument flight procedures, obstacles, and airspaces, all available in native AIXM 5.1 and fully compliant with the latest ICAO Annex 15 recommendations. 

“Digitalization has great importance in providing broad opportunities for airspace management, enhancing flexibility, efficiency and sustainability. I am confident that we will get there in our cooperation with NG Aviation,” explained Mr. Farhan Guliyev, Director of AZANS, following the official signing of the contract agreement. 

Executive Director of NG Aviation, Marek Franko emphasized: “AZANS must be seen as a real pioneer in digital transition of aeronautical information management. With a clear vision, AZANS will reach full digital data potential, while having all aeronautical data in a single format, free from errors, will benefit all aviation stakeholders in and out of the country. I believe AZANS will be an example of how AIS to AIM should be done. I am very pleased we can be part of this process.”

AZANS decision to cooperate with NG Aviation shall result in the first-ever comprehensive database of native AIXM 5.1 digital aeronautical information available to the aviation industry, paving the way the most progressive, data-driven Air Navigation Service Provider in the region and beyond.

Dubai Air Navigation Services (dans) and DFS Aviation Services signs contract for ATC systems supply

dans deploys advanced technologies to enhance airspace efficiency and capacity
Dubai Air Navigation Services (dans) and Germany’s DFS Aviation Services (DAS) has inked a contract for the supply of Air Traffic Control systems that will enhance the capabilities and quality standards at the city’s airspace.

To handle the exponential growth of Dubai and the need for state of the art systems to cope with the high requirements in Air Traffic Management, dans is keen to continuously develop its air traffic control and management infrastructure to partake the foresighted demand. It has increasingly been deploying cutting-edge and advanced technologies to enhance the efficiency and capacity of the air space.

The flexible and scalable digital platform that provides tower and approach controllers with a comprehensive set of tools to safely and efficiently manage traffic flow at Dubai and the Northern Emirates airspace. The platform supports sequencing of departing aircraft. The deliverables include a test and validation platform, as well as a contingency and an operational system for each airport.
DFS Aviation Services, a subsidiary of DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH which controls air traffic at several German airports and sells products and services related to Air Traffic Control around the world, and dans, the Dubai-based ANSP of four airports have been working closely together for several years now.

Delivery of further Air Traffic Control systems has been agreed to ensure undisrupted operations while maintaining high-capacity and standards at the city of Dubai and the Northern Emirates. The work involves equipping the towers with an Electronic Flight Strip System (EFS) which assists tower air traffic controllers in the management of arriving and departing aircrafts, as well as of aircrafts on the ground.

The German company is also supplying a web-based Information Management System (IMS) to the approach centre. This provides all internal and external stakeholders involved in the process with a wide range of relevant information, quickly and easily, like weather data or an aerial and ground position display of radar targets.

Ibrahim Ahli, Deputy CEO of dans said, “this deal will help us to advance the air traffic management to enable the vision of making Dubai the most desirable city to be visited around the world, and a global Aviation and economic hub. This is a crucial step towards strengthen technological efficiency in managing our air traffic by delivering the most innovative solution for future demand.

Andreas Pötzsch, Managing Director of DFS Aviation Services GmbH (DAS), said “The supply of two important systems for the ANSP’s system network will ensure operations continue at all times with high quality and consistent capacity. As a certified ATM provider, DAS controls air traffic at several airports in Germany along with selling products and services related to Air Traffic Control to ATM organisations, airports, airlines and aviation authorities all over the world.”

DFS Aviation Services GmbH (DAS)

DAS is a subsidiary of DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH and employs more than 350 people around the world. As a certified ATM provider, DAS controls air traffic at German small and medium-sized airports and sells products and services related to Air Traffic Control around the world. Its customers include ATM organisations, airports, airlines and aviation authorities all over the world. Through its subsidiary, Air Navigation Solutions Limited (ANSL), DAS is also responsible for air traffic at Edinburgh. The subsidiary DFS Aviation Services Bahrain Co WLL provides support in the Middle East in the areas of air traffic control and air traffic control technology. In Asia, DFS Aviation Services has a representative office in Beijing and a branch office in Singapore. In South America, DAS has a branch office in Lima. Through its joint venture with Frequentis AG of Vienna, Frequentis DFS Aerosense GmbH, DAS also sells Remote Tower solutions worldwide.

Media Contacts
Carolin Walaski
DFS Aviation Services GmbH
Heinrich-Hertz-Straße 26
63225 Langen
Phone (06103) 3748 – 142

Noaman Alsaleh
Senior Manager – Corporate Affairs
Dubai International Airport
P.O Box 94488
Dubai, UAE
M +971 506535331

Second aeronautical equipment certificate issued for REVAL ATS digital tower system Tallinn, Estonia

Adacel Technologies Limited (Adacel) and Estonian Air Navigation Services (EANS) are happy to confirm a new milestone for REVAL.

The REVAL ATS digital tower system, deployed at Tartu Airport in Estonia, received the aeronautical equipment certificate from the Estonian Transport Administration. The system was developed by Adacel in close collaboration with EANS with the goal of transitioning Estonia’s regional airports to fully digital air traffic service operations.

“This certification embodies one of our core values to empower our customers and team members to reach their potential, and I could not be prouder of our close-knit collaboration and continued success,” shares Daniel Verret, Adacel’s CEO. “EANS’ revolutionary vision along with our employees’ technological expertise is transforming the Estonian’s airspace management and makes it possible to modernize air traffic services at regional airports around the world,” continues Mr. Verret.

“This is the second REVAL ATS system that was awarded the aeronautical equipment certificate. In November, 2022, the Estonian Transport Administration issued the first certificate for the REVAL system located at Kuressaare airport in Estonia. Thanks to the previously completed process, getting the certificate for the Tartu REVAL system went smoothly, and we are just as happy with this achievement”, said Ivar Värk, EANS CEO.

The system in Tartu is currently in active shadow operation mode, the last validation phase before going operational. During this phase, for testing purposes, the Tartu Aerodrome Flight Information Service (AFIS) is provided from a remote tower center in Tallinn, while the team at the traditional airport tower in Tartu retains full access to air traffic management systems and could take control if necessary.

“The shadow operations will last through March 10, 2023, after which we will submit the application to the Estonian Transport Administration to approve Tartu AFIS from the remote tower center in Tallinn. After that, we can start providing the service in Tartu from our remote tower center on a permanent basis,” explained Mr. Värk.


REVAL remote Air Traffic Services (ATS) tower system delivers a wide spectrum of digital tower operational solutions, from consulting services to system design, development, deployment, and support, for a successful transition to virtual tower operations. REVAL was built on modular, open architecture principles suitable for a variety of aerodrome operational needs, including integration with existing or new air traffic management, communication, navigation, and surveillance systems. REVAL was created to provide all the benefits of a remote tower with a more cost-effective approach.

The tower can be used remote or onsite, for single or multiple aerodrome operations. When used remote, this virtual ATC tower can operate independently in a one-to-one aerodrome control setting or as part of a multiple virtual tower center.

About Adacel

Established in 1987, Adacel is a publicly traded company listed on the ASX. The company plays a significant role in global air space safety. A world-leader in its industry, Adacel applies cutting-edge technologies to develop advanced air traffic control simulation and training systems and state-of-the-art air traffic management solutions. Adacel’s customers include international air navigation service providers (ANSPs), military, defense & security organizations, universities, and airport authorities. More than 21% of the world’s airspace is managed with Adacel’s Aurora ATM software. MaxSim Tower Simulator and Training systems lead the industry with the highest number of installations worldwide. MaxSim is also the first ATC simulation system in the world to deliver Virtual and Mixed Reality training capabilities into the classroom. Adacel’s latest flagship system, REVAL, a digital Air Traffic Services (ATS) tower system delivers a wide spectrum of digital tower operational solutions, from consulting services to system design, development, deployment, and support. For more information, please visit

About EANS

Estonian Air Navigation Services (EANS) is a next generation air navigation services provider, headquartered in Tallinn, Estonia. We provide safe and efficient air navigation services together with air traffic management consultation and training services. We are well integrated into international air navigation services community and shaping the future of air traffic management within European Union. Coming from one of the world’s most advanced digital societies, Estonia, gives us the strength, knowledge, and expertise to make the digital transformations in air navigation industry real. EANS is a state-owned public limited company under the jurisdiction Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communication of Republic of Estonia. For more information, visit

For further information, contact:

Aliona Groh

Adacel Director, Marketing and Communications


Direct line: +1 407-567-2086

Indra is set to improve flight capacity and safety in India with a pioneering system that centralizes all air traffic surveillance and management phases

  • It will deploy a system to centrally manage the surveillance and control of aircraft from the moment they park at the departure airport to their arrival at their destinations at five of the country’s main control centers and airports
  • Thanks to Indra’s technology, air traffic controllers will be able to rely on state-of-the-art tools to control traffic more efficiently and thus enhance passenger safety, controlling more flights in less time and reducing delays and emissions
  • This contract will reinforce Indra’s position as a leading supplier of air traffic systems in India, where its radar network covers 80% of the country’s airspace and it has modernized more than 40 control centers and towers, among other projects

Madrid, March 9, 2023.- Indra, a leading global technological engineering company for the aerospace, defence and mobility sectors, will deploy an integrated system to centralize all the phases of air traffic surveillance and control in India, helping to improve flight safety, increase management capacity and efficiency and reduce delays, emissions and noise pollution.

Following a demanding open international bidding process that has lasted over two years, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has awarded Indra and their local partners a contract worth more than 55 million euros to deploy its pioneering solution at five of the country’s main air traffic control centers and airports: Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Navi Mumbai and Mopa.

Indra’s solution incorporates the most advanced tools in the sector to perform the automated air traffic management and tracking of civilian aircraft from the moment they leave their parking stands and begin to move through the departure airport until they land and arrive at their parking stands at their destinations.

To achieve the above, the air traffic management system receives and processes data from the upper airspace surveillance radar network and becomes fully integrated into the management of the lower airspace, tower, sensors and surface radars of the airport, enabling it to see whatever is happening on the airport approach, apron, runways and taxiways. It will comply with the highest safety and cybersecurity requirements to guarantee the protection of the solution from any potential cyberattacks. Indra’s solution can therefore offer fully secure, fluid and seamless control.

As a result of this cutting-edge technology, air traffic controllers at these five centers will be able to manage traffic much more efficiently, controlling a greater volume of traffic in less time with high degrees of safety, efficiency and cost-effectiveness. This will improve passenger safety and the service provided to them by reducing the average flight time and delays, given that the solution calculates the exact position of each aircraft throughout all of the stages of the flight so as to detect any conflicts and provide alternatives in advance.

Indra’s technology will also contribute to the sustainability and environmental friendliness of air transport in India by helping to reduce fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and noise pollution. The company will work on the project with partners from the country, thus contributing to local development.

Leading technology in India and around the world

This project will strengthen Indra’s position as a leading supplier of air traffic systems in India. The company has already modernized several of India’s main control centers for the Airports Authority of India (AAI), including those in Delhi and Kolkata, as well as 38 towers spread round the country. Indra has also deployed a radar network that provides surveillance of 80% of the country’s airspace. Similarly, it has supplied several dozens landing assistance systems to Indian airports and four approach and tower simulators for the training centers set up at the air traffic control centers in Calcutta, Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. 

The contract will also reinforce the company’s position in the Asian market and its global leadership. Indra is a leading supplier of air traffic management systems, with more than 6,000 installations deployed in 180 countries. Its technology is involved in the management of 25% of the world’s airspace and it ensures the safety of 85% of passengers taking a flight anywhere in the world.

Indra is also at the forefront of the sector’s digital transformation and it was one of the first companies in the world to commission remote control tower systems and solutions based on artificial intelligence, big data, digitized IP communications and 3D radar capable of mitigating the effects of wind turbines.

Indra ( is one of the leading global technology and consulting companies and the technological partner for core business operations of its customers worldwide. It is a world-leader in providing proprietary solutions in specific segments in Transport and Defence markets, and a leading firm in Digital Transformation and Information Technologies in Spain and Latin America through its affiliate Minsait. Its business model is based on a comprehensive range of proprietary products, with a high-value, end-to-end focus and with a high innovation component. In the 2022 financial year, Indra achieved revenue totaling €3,851 billion, almost 57,000 employees, a local presence in 46 countries and business operations in over 140 countries.

About Indra

ACI World and CANSO sign a Memorandum of Understanding

New program to unlock airport capacity and support the sustainable growth of air travel demand

Geneva, 9 March 2023 – Airports Council International (ACI) World and the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO) have today announced the development of the Airport System Capacity Enhancement (ASCE) program aimed at removing the barriers to unlocking airport capacity and supporting the sustainable growth of air travel demand. 

The ASCE program is one of the core areas of cooperation to come from a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed today at Airspace World by the Director Generals of ACI World and CANSO, representing airport operators and air navigation service providers (ANSPs) respectively. The MoU will see closer levels of collaboration between both organizations to promote the safe, efficient, and sustainable development of civil aviation. 

Challenges of air travel growth

According to the latest ACI World Airport Traffic Forecasts 2022–2041, total passenger traffic worldwide is predicted to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.5% from 2021–2041, to reach 19.3 billion passengers. This includes a steep recovery gradient observed in the first five years (CAGR for 2021–2026) at 19.0%. In addition, the aviation industry has committed to the ambitious long-term environmental goal of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050, in line with the Paris Agreement.

Accommodating the growth of air travel demand has long been a challenge for the aviation system and the future forecasts necessitate cooperation among stakeholders to ensure a safe, efficient, and sustainable air transport system for passengers.

Benefits of the Airport System Capacity Enhancement Program

The ASCE program focuses on the entire airport system and surrounding airspace as these areas can often be the most significant capacity challenges. Unlocking capacity through improved coordination, changes to procedures, and strategic investments in technology and infrastructure, can provide significant advantages.

Improvements in capacity usage can reduce delays and inefficient operations that can result in additional costs for airports, ANSPs and aircraft operators, as well as disruptions for passengers. In some cases, improvements can be made that enable the deferral of costly infrastructure or system investments and contribute to aviation’s ambitious emissions reduction goals.  

How the Airport System Capacity Enhancement Program works

The ASCE program provides a comprehensive onsite review led by industry peers and experts to optimize the use of airport system capacity, both in the air and on the ground. The airports and ANSPs being reviewed benefit from an assessment tailored to their unique needs and receive expertise, practical recommendations, and targeted solutions that contribute to their long-term capacity usage and operational efficiency.

ACI and CANSO will collaborate on a pilot of the program in order to refine and validate methodologies. An ASCE program pilot is planned to take place at Jorge Chávez International Airport, in Lima, Peru, with another one intended in the coming months. Interested parties looking to reap the benefits of the program are invited to fill in the ACI World-CANSO ASCE form

ACI World Director General, Luis Felipe de Oliveira said: “Leveraging all the available capacity across the airport system is one of the key ways that airports and air navigation service providers can support the growth of air travel demand and the sustainability of the global aviation ecosystem. This includes the ability to meet the industry’s ambitious emissions reduction goals while sustaining economic balance by deferring or reducing the need for expensive CAPEX investments. For these reasons, ACI World is proud to be strengthening its relationship with CANSO through the MoU and the launch of the Airport System Capacity Enhancement (ASCE) Program—dedicated to optimizing capacity for today and tomorrow’s passengers.”

CANSO Director General, Simon Hocquard added: “ACI and CANSO have many shared priorities and we are pleased to be working with our airport partners on this program. I believe focussing on unlocking system capacity in the airport and airspace terminal environment can deliver real benefits for the system. We need new perspectives on the management of congestion and to be looking at new ways to utilise existing infrastructure resources if we are to meet future demands.” 

About ACI
Airports Council International (ACI), the trade association of the world’s airports, is a federated organization comprising ACI World, ACI Africa, ACI Asia-Pacific, ACI EUROPE, ACI Latin America-Caribbean and ACI North America. In representing the best interests of airports during key phases of policy development, ACI makes a significant contribution toward ensuring a global air transport system that is safe, secure, efficient, and environmentally sustainable. As of January 2023, ACI serves 712 members, operating 1925 airports in 171 countries.

EIZO Releases First-in-World Lightweight 2K x 2K Primary Control Monitor with VESA 100 x 100 Compliance and Smart Technologies

EIZO (TSE: 6737) today announced the Raptor SQ2826 – a lightweight 28.1-inch primary control monitor with 2K x 2K (2048 x 2048) resolution for air traffic control (ATC). It is the successor model to the Raptor SQ2825.

The Raptor SQ2826 is the world’s first 2K x 2K primary control monitor whose weight of just 9.2 kg, approximately 37% lighter than its predecessor, ensures it complies with 100 x 100 mm VESA mounting standards. This means that it can be reliably mounted to VESA supported arms and fixtures without needing an adapter or additional brackets, simplifying installation requirements. It is EIZO’s 6th generation 2K x 2K primary control monitor and boasts the thinnest bezels of the lineup at just 15.5 mm, which is less than half that of the previous model for a sleek and compact design.

The Raptor SQ2826 is equipped with EIZO’s new smart technologies for streamlining installation and operation. It is the industry’s first primary control monitor to feature truly built-in image capture at the glass. Using the monitor’s video signal output, all displayed image content, including the monitor’s OSD menu operations, is accurately streamed to a second 2K x 2K signal compatible monitor via DVI. The monitor can also output the signal through EIZO’s Re/Vue encoding & streaming device and SafeGuard data capture & content management solution to enable remote live viewing or to record to the server for a fully integrated ATC visual system.

In mission-critical ATC where every second counts ATCOs (air traffic control officers) need to be aware of any disruption to the images they see on the screen. EIZO’s unique Last Frame Display function can detect if the video signal is disrupted and automatically displays the last available frame captured from the visual system accompanied by a text overlay to inform the ATCO of the status. This ensures the ATCO is immediately made aware of the disruption so appropriate action can be taken, such as following emergency protocols or accessing backup systems, while providing the last available visual information to refer to until the issue is addressed.

The monitor can be equipped with EIZO’s SwitchLink internal switching management technology as an option. This enables seamless switching of keyboard and mouse without the need for an external KVM switch. Up to six workstations can be connected to the monitor and operated using a single keyboard and mouse.

As with its predecessors, the Raptor SQ2826 is equipped with a direct backlight system, which offers superior brightness uniformity compared to edge-type solutions. This ensures consistency in the way images are displayed and allows the LED cells to operate with higher efficiency, lowering overall power consumption and heat generation over the course of the monitor’s life. Furthermore, EIZO’s fully automated stability function uses an internal backlight sensor to stabilize the brightness level throughout the life of the monitor, compensating for fluctuations cause by variations in ambient temperature and the passage of time.

Additional Features

  • 24/7 operation
  • Industrial-grade, lightweight aluminum housing
  • Desktop, VESA, chassis, and panel mount variations
  • Built-in power supply with secondary power supply as an option
  • Noiseless, fanless operation
  • Optional protection glass
  • Remote OSD settings control over the network

Visitors to the Airspace World 2023 exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland can see a live demo of the product at EIZO’s booth G14 from March 8-10.
Airspace World 2023 Information

Rohde and Schwarz equips North Macedonian ANSP with cutting-edge VoIP technology

The ANSP of the Republic of North Macedonia, M-NAV GOJSC, has chosen CERTIUM VCS from Rohde & Schwarz to modernize its communication systems with the latest technology on the market.

Skopje/Munich, March 9, 2023 – Rohde & Schwarz is delivering and implementing its full IP voice communication system, CERTIUM VCS, to the international airports in Skopje and Ohrid in the Republic of North Macedonia. Under a contract with North-Macedonian Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) M-NAV GOJSC, who is operating throughout the national territory of the republic, factory acceptance tests (FAT) were recently concluded at the Rohde & Schwarz Center of Competence for VCS in Bucharest, Romania. Currently the installation and deployment of the project are successfully undergoing on site.

M-NAV GOJSC will use CERTIUM VCS to cover the main operations of the area control center (ACC), the airport control towers (tower and/or approach), as well as simulator and to provide integrated air-ground and ground-ground communications.

One of the challenges of the project was to integrate two remote working position at Ohrid airport as a part of the same voice communications system deployed at Skopje airport. Due to the cutting-edge VoIP technology embedded within CERTIUM VCS, an easy implementation of VPN communications for the equipment located at both sites is enabled. CERTIUM VCS provides full redundancy, including distributed deployment over various sites. The contract between M-NAV GOJSC and Rohde & Schwarz was signed in May 2022.

Dragoljub Patchev, Project manager at the M-NAV Technical Department, emphasizes: “The Rohde & Schwarz communication system is very advanced and flexible, ahead of time, solution for M-NAV GOJSC that can enable our future expansions and ensure to meet all our requirements for provisioning safe, secure and efficient air traffic management in North Macedonia.”

”Our CERTIUM VCS solution offers outstanding flexibility and we are confident the new system in North Macedonia will improve safety, security and efficiency, helping M-NAV GOJSC cope with evolving ATC operational requirements,” Alexandru Negulescu, Managing Director, Rohde & Schwarz Center of Competence for VCS, concludes.

Former Virgin senior partner joins Altitude Angel’s board

Altitude Angel, the world’s most trusted UTM (Unified Traffic Management) technology provider, has today announced Patrick McCall is to join the company’s board as a non-executive director.

Patrick is a former chairman of Virgin Galactic and Virgin Orbit, prior to which he held the role of partner at Virgin Group where he was pivotal in developing several brands in the Virgin stable including Virgin Active and Virgin Trains. Patrick also held the position of non-executive director at OneWeb.

On Patrick joining Altitude Angel, Richard Parker, CEO and founder, said: “Patrick brings with him a wealth of experience in growing and developing businesses whose focus is emerging technologies. I’m excited to welcome him to the board at this exciting time as we further scale our operations across Europe and beyond.”

On joining the board of Altitude Angel, Patrick said: “I’ve been very impressed with the team at Altitude Angel, from both management and technology perspectives. They are very clearly the ones driving the UTM industry, and in turn the use of drones and UAM (urban air mobility), forward. I’m very much looking forward to helping the business continue its growth and to realise its world-changing potential.”

The news of Patrick joining the board follows the announcement earlier this year that BT Group incubation hub Etc. invested £5m in Altitude Angel. 

Parker added: “Our recent investment from BT Group and now Patrick joining our board is a clear demonstration to the market, industry, and regulators of our intent to enable automated drone flights, at scale, to all. Through 2023 we will roll out our ARROW technology, the foundation behind the world’s longest drone superhighway and in doing so unlock the potential of these new and innovative technologies, revolutionising business operations in countless industries.”

As well as Seraphim Investment Trust and BT Group, Altitude Angel is also backed by one of Europe’s leading VC groups, Octopus. 

DFS Aviation Services and UFA supply equipment to Air Traffic Control academy in Baku

DFS Aviation Services and UFA. Inc. to provide technology and training content for the Air Traffic Controllers of Air Navigation Services provider in Azerbaijan. 

Azerbaijani air navigation services provider Azeraeronavigatsiya and National Aviation Academy (NAA) of Azerbaijan will introduce the certified training programme of DFS Academy to train their air traffic controllers in Baku. Simulation experts from UFA are providing radar and tower simulators, which will be supplemented by DFS training content and the corresponding simulator exercises. This collaboration means AZANS will get the certified DFS Academy training programmes being ready for incorporation to National Aviation Academy (NAA) programme. 

Over the past months, experts from the DFS Group, UFA and AZANS have been working on a turnkey solution that will enable AZANS to train its staff based on the high-quality standards of the DFS Group. 

Farhan Guliyev, Director at AZANS is certain: “This project takes the long-standing and successful partnership between the DFS Group, UFA, NAA and AZANS to a new level, and charts an innovative approach for the future of air navigation services in Azerbaijan.” 

“We are delighted to be able to support AZANS with our training programme for air traffic controllers, which has been tried and tested in the DFS Academy. We have brought our many years of experience in this area to the project,” adds Andreas Pötzsch, Managing Director of DAS. 

“At UFA, we are honoured to have AZANS as a client,” says David Wolff, CEO of UFA, “we look forward to providing state-of-the-art training solutions with our colleagues at DAS to support AZAN’s growth.”

DFS Aviation Services GmbH (DAS) is a subsidiary of DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH and employs more than 350 people around the world. As a certified ATM provider, DAS controls air traffic at German small and medium-sized airports and sells products and services related to Air Traffic Control around the world. Its customers include ATM organisations, airports, airlines and aviation authorities all over the world. 

Through its subsidiary, Air Navigation Solutions Ltd. (ANSL), DAS is also responsible for air traffic at Edinburgh. The subsidiary DFS Aviation Services Bahrain Co WLL provides support in the Middle East in the areas of air traffic control and air traffic control technology. In Asia, DFS Aviation Services has a representative office in Beijing and a branch office in Singapore. In South America, DAS has a branch office in Lima. Through its joint venture with Frequentis AG of Vienna, Frequentis DFS Aerosense GmbH, DAS also sells Remote Tower solutions worldwide.

Media contact: DFS Aviation Services GmbHCarolin Walaski
Heinrich-Hertz-Straße 2663225 Langen
 Phone (06103) 3748 – 142