Skyports adopts Kongsberg Geospatial tool to enhance BVLOS drone deliveries
Ottawa, CA: Kongsberg Geospatial, developer of the TerraLens Geospatial SDK, and Skyports, a leading enabler of advanced air mobility (AAM), announced today that the Kongsberg Geospatial IRIS airspace situational awareness application has been adopted by Skyports. The technology will be used by Skyports’ logistics arm, Delivery by Skyports, to enhance their BVLOS operations.
Kongsberg IRIS Airspace Awareness application will provide situational awareness safety for Skyports to enable beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flight operations in the UK.
The Kongsberg Geospatial IRIS airspace visualization technology enables multiple drones and sensor feeds to be monitored simultaneously by a single operator and provides real-time calculation of aircraft separation and communications line-of-sight to enable BVLOS operations. IRIS also provides advanced real-time 2D and 3D visualization of all airborne track and weather data, as well as cues, alerts and warnings to enable a single operator to understand the complex airspace environment.
“Using drone deliveries within supply chains can create significant time and cost savings, as well as enhance critical services such as healthcare,” said Duncan Walker, Chief Executive Officer at Skyports. “The incorporation of Kongsberg Geospatial’s unique technology will move us a step closer to implementing permanent drone delivery operations and underscores the viability of drone technology as a practical way to move goods, paving the way for wider AAM operations in the near future.”
“We’re very pleased to be working with an experienced UAS services provider like Skyports” said Ranald McGillis, President of Kongsberg Geospatial. “Their expertise in drone delivery flights between medical facilities in the Argyll & Bute region and their ability to manage large-scale projects provides an excellent and very unique use case for our technology.”
Delivery by Skyports’ drone delivery services have seen great success in the UK and other locations. Recent projects include the UK’s first COVID test drone delivery service in Scotland with the NHS and the operation of an inter-island medical drone delivery service between the Isles of Scilly for Royal Mail.
Kongsberg Geospatial and Skyports will be hosting a webinar with AUVSI on June 2nd at 3:00pm EST: “How Skyports enabled drone on-demand delivery capabilities for the UK National Health Service”. You can register for free here on the AUVSI website.
About Skyports: Skyports is a leading enabler of advanced air mobility (AAM) and provides the critical link between the ground and the sky. The company designs, builds and operates take-off and landing infrastructure for air taxis, and partners with electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) passenger and cargo vehicle manufacturers around the world to enable safe and efficient flight operations within urban and suburban environments.
Skyports also provides drone delivery through its logistics arm, Delivery by Skyports, which is already proving the viability of the company’s best-in-class unmanned systems technologies within the medical, e-commerce and logistics sectors. This technology will be essential to the success of the wider Skyports air taxi infrastructure solution.