AirMarket with the Canadian regulators are evaluating technology, standards and operating concepts for RPAS Remote ID

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AirMarket with the Canadian regulators are evaluating technology, standards and operating concepts for RPAS Remote ID

 

Edmonton 14 June 2021.  AirMarket along with the Canadian regulators are evaluating technology, the ASTM standard and operational concepts for Remote Identification (Remote ID) of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS).   AirMarket, with our technology partners, TELUS and ASTRA, are focused on empowering Network Remote ID capabilities.  

 

This activity is being conducted as part of the Energy Unmanned Traffic Management Trials (EUT) that are currently being conducted by AirMarket in Alberta, Canada.   The trials, that are being conducted over operating pi[peline infrastructure, are evaluating  Network Remote ID integrated with UTM services, and built upon TELUS Mobility Services. 

 

“We are moving closer to making Remote ID work in the real-world” said Lindsay Mohr, CEO of AirMarket. “This work is helping to inform our regulatory agencies and co-define how industry can work in partnership to accelerate UTM service deployment in Canada.”

 

The scope of the Remote ID Proof of Concept being conducted by AirMarket and NAV Canada (with Transport Canada providing oversight and technical input) is to demonstrate the architecture, infrastructure, security and data flows of the ASTM Remote ID standard.  It is also to help understand the applicability of the ASTM Remote ID Standard to the Canadian RPAS Context.  

 

The objectives of this evaluation are:

  1. Get “opinionated” about the ASTM Remote ID standard and how it works from a technical perspective (completed);
  2. Establish a “working showcase” for Network Remote ID within the Energy UTM Trials scope (underway); and
  3. Conduct performance benchmarking for Remote ID.  

 

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.  Its strategic partners in the EUT are TELUS Corp.,  ASTRA UTM and the Petroleum Association of Canada.  The AirMarket-led team was selected and endorsed through a competitive process to conduct the EUT by the Candian RPAS Traffic Management Action Team (RTMAT) led by Transport Canada and NAV Canada.

 

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

 

AirMarket and TELUS demonstrate Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) and Computer Vision Solution for Infrastructure Surveillance

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.

For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com, follow us @TELUSNews on Twitter and @Darren_Entwistle on Instagram.

uAvionix brings its world-class ADS-B and C2 technologies to the AirMarket team in the Transport Canada-supported Unmanned Traffic Management Trials

Edmonton 26 March 2021. uAvionix Corp of Bigfork, Montana USA (uAvionix) and AirMarket Inc. of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (AirMarket) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to formalize uAvionix’s participation in the AirMarket-led team that is conducting Energy UTM Trials (“EUT”) focused on the energy sector.

The EUT is taking place in northern Alberta and is designed to test AirMarket’s cellular-enabled UTM system architecture and BVLOS drone operations within a commercial context. These trials are conducted with both Transport Canada and NAV Canada and will provide data to inform the regulatory development process and national plan for UTM & BVLOS. The trials are being conducted in a real-world environment over an active pipeline corridor.

“Our emphasis is on real-world application for UTM services” said Lindsay Mohr, CEO of AirMarket. “We are partnered with the telecommunications & energy sectors and working closely with regulators to build the business”.

uAvionix’s involvement will provide a significant contribution for participants and the Regulator as to how Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) technology can contribute to the safety net and integration with manned aviation over an overall cellular-connected UTM architecture. The incorporation of uAvionix’s SkyLine Command & Control (C2) architecture, Traffic Information Services-Broadcast (TIS-B) and Flight Information Services-Broadcast (FIS-B) products into the AirMarket architecture are designed to bridge the gap between traditional and remotely piloted aircraft by increasing situational awareness and ensuring a certifiable solution aimed at meeting the expected tough regulatory demands on this type of BVLOS operations.

“We think that ADS-B and the SkyLine certifiable C2 solution has a major role to play in UTM” added Cyriel Kronenburg, VP International Development at uAvionix. “These trials provide an excellent opportunity to demonstrate to the industry and to Canadian regulators how managed infrastructure applications can enhance the safety case for BVLOS operations for both C2 and Detect and Avoid applications.”

AirMarket is an international expert in the areas of UTM and of the connectivity required for BVLOS operations at scale. It is also expert in UTM and BVLOS regulatory issues and has developed the SKYLINK UTM architecture. AirMarket also has specific expertise in the telecommunications and natural resource sectors. AirMarket’s strategic partners in the Energy UTM trial are TELUS Corp., ASTRA UTM and the Petroleum Association of Canada.

uAvionix is a subject matter expert in the development and certification of low-SWaP certified avionics for civil and defense UAS platforms, General Aviation, respective ground infrastructure and the Concept of Operations of integrating manned and unmanned users in a cooperative ATM environment.

*UTM is referred to as RTM in Canada, or Remotely-Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Traffic Management

About uAvionix Corporation

uAvionix was founded with the mission of bringing safety solutions to the unmanned aviation industry in order to aid in the integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into National Airspace Systems (NAS). uAvionix offers low SWaP TSO certified and uncertified avionics for General Aviation (GA), Airport Surface Vehicles and the UAS markets. The team consists of an unparalleled engineering and management team with a unique combination of experience within avionics, surveillance, airport services, UAS aircraft development, radio frequency (RF), and semiconductor industries. uAvionix is backed by investors at Playground Global and Airbus Ventures.

To learn more about uAvionix manned and unmanned products, please visit: www.uavionix.com

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uAvionix Media Contact:
squawk@uavionix.com
844-827-2372 x208

About AirMarket
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. Its strategic partners in the Energy UTM trial are TELUS Corp., ASTRA UTM and the Petroleum Association of Canada.

To learn more about AirMarket, please visit www.airmarket.io

Follow AirMarket on Facebook www.facebook.com/airmarket.io/ or on LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/airmarket/

AirMarket Media Contact:
jeremy.byatt@airmarket.io
613.797.9418

AirMarket led team Selected for Canada Official RTM Trials – News Release – 22 Oct 2020

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – AirMarket Inc, with its strategic partners TELUS & ASTRA UTM, are issuing this News Release to announce today that the group has been selected by Canada’s RTM Action Team (co-led by Transport Canada and NAV CANADA) to execute Canada’s official RTM Service Trial. 

AirMarket and TELUS – News Release – 28 Oct 2019

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – AirMarket Inc (AirMarket) and TELUS are issuing this News Release to announce they have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) that underpins their new strategic alliance, which aims to accelerate the development and deployment of Unmanned Traffic Management services for the global drone market.