Edmonton 19 May 2021  AirMarket Inc. of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (AirMarket) and TELUS Corp. (TELUS) did a live demonstration of the SKYLINK business solution at an operational TC Energy site.   The SKYLINK Business Solution is an integrated framework including UTM, drones-optimized cellular connectivity and application back-end servers hosting environment, Computer Vision and an operational concept, that allows for the use of multiple drones to efficiently conduct infrastructure surveillance in the national airspace as illustrated in this video

“Mobility services provide the foundation for enterprise drone use at scale” said Ibrahim Gedeon, CTO at TELUS “This is part of the growing demand for connectivity.”

These flight demonstration activities were conducted in coordination with the Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada (PTAC) and TC Energy as part of planned activities within the Energy UTM Trials (EUT).   These trials are supervised by Transport Canada and NAV Canada,  and are providing data for use in regulatory development of UTM and Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) drone operations.

Customized mobility services established by TELUS have been integrated with UTM and are being prepared for national deployment. The event demonstrated how connected drones will provide advanced business solutions through the use of Computer Vision on-board the drone and in the edge cloud. This real-world demonstration showcased the combination of technologies and operations that will provide automated infrastructure surveillance as part of EUT flight operations. 

“Our focus is on real-world applications for the connected drone” said Lindsay Mohr, CEO of AirMarket. “This demo confirms our core capabilities, the business solution use case, and the value of enterprise level UTM services.”

About AirMarket

Its strategic partners in the Energy UTM Trials (EUT) were key to this successful demonstration.  They are TELUS Corp.,  ASTRA UTM, the Petroleum Technology Association Canada, TC Energy, DroneLogbook, and ClearSky Connect.

AirMarket is an international expert in the areas of UTM and of the connectivity required for BVLOS operations at scale, both technically and from a regulatory point of view.  It has developed the SKYLINK UTM architecture.  AirMarket also has specific expertise in the telecommunications and natural resource sectors.  

For more information about AirMarket, please visit https://airmarket.io/, follow us on LinkedIn, or
contact Jeremy Byatt (Senior Vice President) +1(613)797-9418 info@airmarket.io

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a dynamic, world-leading communications and information technology company with $14.6 billion in annual revenue and 14.2 million customer connections spanning wireless, data, IP, voice, television, entertainment, video and security. We leverage our global-leading technology to enable remarkable human outcomes. Our longstanding commitment to putting our customers first fuels every aspect of our business, making us a distinct leader in customer service excellence and loyalty. TELUS Health is Canada’s largest healthcare IT provider, and TELUS International delivers the most innovative business process solutions to some of the world’s most established brands.

Driven by our passionate social purpose to connect all Canadians for good, our deeply meaningful and enduring philosophy to give where we live has inspired our team members and retirees to contribute more than $700 million and 1.3 million days of service since 2000. This unprecedented generosity and unparalleled volunteerism have made TELUS the most giving company in the world.

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