Unifly, a Belgian software firm that develops unmanned traffic management (UTM) solutions and is supported by the Belgian-American Chamber of Commerce, has opened a US office to serve as the company’s base for American operations.
CEO Marc Kegelaers: “The US is a fast-growing market that holds a strong interest for Unifly. More specifically we are a partner in the NUAIR alliance, the New York based coalition of over 100 companies who collaborate in UAS test ranges along the East Coast. All of that is done in close collaboration with Thales. As to the practical side we’re happy to count on the collaboration of Belcham who’s providing unique infrastructure that makes it possible to take our first step across the ocean.”
As the number of drones in the sky increases, safe integration will present a challenge. Unifly believes this will require a UTM system that can automate the processes to seamlessly integrate drones into the world of manned aviation (namely, theirs).
Unifly offers a UAS Traffic Management (UTM) platform to integrate drones into the airspace safely and efficiently. The Unifly UTM platform support all stakeholders: drone operators, local authorities, aviation authorities and solution providers.
In recent months the Belgian software company won several projects for a phased implementation of its UTM platform, including contracts from the German and Danish airspace authorities. Unifly also joined forces with Thales to include the core UTM technology in the aviation software giant’s eco-system solution.
Frank Schroth is editor in chief of DroneLife, the authoritative source for news and analysis on the drone industry: it’s people, products, trends, and events.