Former Gatwick UAS Lead Ashley Harvey Joins Altitude Angel

Altitude Angel, the world’s leading UTM (Unified Traffic Management) technology provider, has today announced former Gatwick Airport UAS Drone Lead Ashley Harvey will take up the new position of Regulation, Airspace & Airports Specialist with immediate effect.

With nearly 25 years’ professional experience working in aviation, predominantly at the UK’s busiest single-runway operation, Gatwick Airport, Harvey held several roles including Airside Control Lead and Airfield Duty Manger before his appointment as UAS Lead in 2019.

In his role at Altitude Angel, Harvey will be supporting the international deployment of the Altitude Angel GuardianUTM Enterprise solution. In addition, he will take the lead on several key research programmes Altitude Angel is involved in, such as Future Flight Challenge, helping to shape future regulations and airspace.

“Joining us from an airport operator where he was responsible for integrating cooperative drones safely, Ashley brings with him a huge amount of experience and know-how,“ said Chris Forster, Altitude Angel, Chief Operating Officer. “His experience of managing drone operations at a major international airport, coupled with his regulatory knowledge, make him a brilliant addition to the Altitude Angel team.”

On joining Altitude Angel, Harvey said: “I’m thrilled to be joining Altitude Angel at what is an exciting time in the company’s evolution. Its recent launch of GuardianUTM Enterprise, aimed at providing situational awareness for all manned and unmanned operations in an aerodrome’s managed airspace, is a platform all airports should be wanting to adopt. I’m very much looking forward to helping the aviation industry better understand the opportunity drone operations can bring.”

About Altitude Angel:

Altitude Angel is the world’s leading provider of UTM (Unified Traffic Management) software, enabling those planning to operate, or develop UTM/U-Space solutions, to quickly integrate robust data and services with minimum effort.

From a consistent, well-documented and standards-based platform, drone manufacturers such as DJI and cutting-edge software developers around the world use our Developer Platform to obtain rich, relevant and local geofencing data, exchange and share flight plans, de-conflict their own flights in real-time and interface with national flight authorisation systems. A growing portfolio of enhanced capabilities help our customers to comply with current and future regulations and interface with changing national systems with only minimal effort.

Altitude Angel’s first party solutions also power some of the world’s leading ANSPs, aviation authorities and Enterprises, including LVNL (Netherlands) and Avinor (Norway), empowering them with new capabilities to safely manage and integrate drone traffic into national operations.

Today, Altitude Angel’s market-defining technology is providing a critical, enabling service on which the future of UTM, especially in controlled airspace, will be built across the globe.

By unlocking the potential of drones and helping national aviation authorities, ANSPs, developers and enterprise organisations, Altitude Angel is establishing new services to support the growth in the drone industry.

Altitude Angel was founded by Richard Parker in 2014 and is headquartered in Reading, UK. 

Altitude Angel’s developer platform is open and available to all at

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