AirMap and Skyguide Deploy Swiss National Flight Information Management System for Drones

Image courtesy: AirMap, Inc.

Swiss air navigation service provider, skyguide , AirMap, Inc.  – the leading global airspace intelligence platform for drones, and the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation  (FOCA) have deployed the Swiss U-space flight information management system (FIMS) for small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and drones.

FIMS is an aviation data exchange hub that connects skyguide's air traffic management (ATM) system to UAS Service Providers (USPs) with open interfaces to support safe and compliant drone operations in low-altitude airspace. The FIMS deployment represents a critical milestone in the development of the Swiss U-space Implementation (SUSI) program, Switzerland’s drone traffic management network infrastructure, and in global UAS Traffic Management (UTM) capabilities.

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