Skye Air debuts at CES 2023; to launch UTM platform
Skye UTM is the world's most sophisticated Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) platform, with several layers of data for UAS operators/enterprises to use while flying in urban or rural locations.
Skye Air Mobility has announced its participation in the highly anticipated CES 2023, which will be held from January 5-8 in Las Vegas.
Skye Air stated today that it would launch its proprietary Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) platform, Skye UTM, in India and the UAE, followed by the United States and other regions. Skye UTM is the world's most sophisticated UTM platform, with several layers of data for UAS operators/enterprises to use while flying in urban or rural locations.
Legacy Air Traffic Management (ATM) firms deliver systems that need Air Traffic Controller (ATC) communication with the aircraft and pilot on-board, hence solving the purpose of manned flight. However, with UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems), a more complete, autonomous, and efficient traffic management solution that can interact with the UAS and recommend ways to make flights safer is required.
Ankit Kumar, CEO, Skye Air Mobility, said, "It’s a great opportunity to showcase the India-developed Skye UTM at a global platform like CES 2023. We believe this is the right time to be in the market and Skye UTM is rightly placed to offer safer skies for all. Apart from providing airspace awareness, the Skye UTM also offers ground risk assessment leading to creating tunnel-based navigation for enhanced safety. The platform will be available for commercial use in India and the UAE starting mid-January, followed on by the US and other markets towards mid-2023. With the increase in adoption of UAS across different applications around the world, the need to have safer skies is must. The proprietary tunnel based navigation is placed to help operators fly with ease and enhanced safety.”
Skye UTM is an answer to such demands; the platform interfaces with the UAS and records over 255 characteristics of UAS movements, storing them in its 'Blackbox', which is a published systematic account of the whole flight. Skye UTM also provides the first 3-Dimensional picture of UAS airspace, as well as operations and regulations mapping servers that provide the most recent airspace status, validated pathways, and real-time UAS movements. Skye UTM technology provides real-time, low-latency infrastructure that guarantees we know how each UAS is flying in the airspace and can forecast the next 50 seconds of flight, hence protecting the airspace's integrity.
Skye UTM is India’s one and only UAS traffic management platform that has been built towards providing better navigation, risk assessment, connectivity, and traffic management to all drone operators across the airspace. Skye UTM has already supported 300+ successful BVLOS drone flights till date.
Skye Air expects the global launch of ‘Skye UTM’ at the CES 2023 to help the company to bring the India-developed platform to the global drone operators.