Unifly is a company that developed an award-winning cloud-based drone management platform. The Unifly applications tells the drone pilot if he's allowed to fly at a certain location, if the pilot isn't, the platform will facilitate the process to obtain t
A management system allowing the safe and secure integration of drones into the Low Level aviation network is urgently needed. This where UniFly created a solution, called UniflyUTMS (Unmanned Traffic Management System). UniflyUTMS is an award-winning software platform that integrates low flying drones into the aviation system while guaranteeing an equivalent level of safety in comparison with manned aviation. The platform is based on the existing technologies and standards already applicable in the aviation industry. UniflyUTMS checks upfront what regulations apply to the location where the drone operator plans the flight. It also notifies the drone operator and visualizes the drone flights when potential conflicts occur. The real-time position of a drone flight is shared into the aviation system, making it possible to intervene if an unexpected dangerous situation might occur. By combining this with a user-friendly interface, sharing other relevant information including the pilot contact details and the drone technical information, the platform was enthusiastically received by all stakeholders in the aviation industry. As a result, UniflyUTMS, being the only drone application reaching the short list, won the runner-up price in the prestigious European contest SESAR (Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research) SWIM (System Wide Information Management) Master Class 2014 organized by the SESAR Joint Undertaking.