Unisphere and Meteomatics cooperate to extend security and automation for flight operation of drones, air taxis and high- altitude platforms – Drones Information


Konstanz / St. Gallen, August 2020 – The flight management software company Unisphere and the weather data expert Meteomatics have signed a cooperation agreement to improve the safety and efficiency of flight operations with drones and air taxis.

Under this agreement, Unisphere will offer its customers automated flight management services for drones and air taxis that contain accurate weather data from Meteomatics. The pilot knowledge is transferred to software to automate decision making, increase efficiency and save costs.

Automated flight management has enormous potential to enable industries without aeronautical know-how such as agriculture, logistics, traffic management, logistics etc. to operate unmanned aircraft safely and efficiently in a commercial context.

Meteomatics delivers accurate weather forecasts with an accuracy of up to 90 m directly to Unisphere, where the information is aggregated with aeronautical information, geodata, aircraft performance, operational restrictions and sensor properties. The resulting 4-D trajectories contain the pilot’s knowledge and all the relevant information required for each individual flight.

Unisphere offers its customers worldwide trajectories via API or user interface.

The collaboration between Meteomatics and Unisphere is an exciting development for the aerospace industry. The integration of high-precision weather information with aviation technology and optimization algorithms in a powerful cloud infrastructure offers users a unique service for planning and executing their flight operations for unmanned aircraft.

β€œThe powerful weather data API and the accuracy of the weather information have made Meteomatics the logical choice for us. Your enthusiasm for integrating specific requirements will provide our customers with the quality of weather data needed to automate drone operations. Said Christoph Schlettig, founder of Unisphere.

“At Meteomatics, we have operated Meteodrones ourselves since 2012. We no doubt see Unisphere’s flight management platform as a mandatory service to enable the highly automated operation of unmanned aircraft, and we are proud to support flight safety,” added Dr. Martin Fengler, CEO of Meteomatics.

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