AiRXOS and SPH Engineering Partner to Improve Beyond Visual Line of Sight and Multiple Unmanned Aircraft Operations

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SPH Engineering
January 27, 2020

SPH Engineering today joins the AiRXOS Air Mobility Platform Ecosystem, as an industry-leading partner in scaling the adoption of compliant, safe, and economically viable UTM solutions for the safe integration of unmanned aircraft (UA) into the manned airspace.

AiRXOS announced today the expansion of their Air Mobility Platform Ecosystem with the addition of 11 unmanned aircraft system (UAS) technology, service, and business partners. SPH Engineering and AiRXOS will work together to help improve advanced unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations like beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) and multi-UA operations, that are fundamental enablers for scaling inspection and surveillance operations.

As drones gain widespread use across industries, engineers and software developers face new requirements they must implement. For enterprise organizations with large-scale facilities, for instance in the energy sector, employing BVLOS and multi-UAs can scale inspection operations for greater efficiency and safety, while enabling faster and better asset decision making. Advanced UAS operations allow for a more rational use of human resources, while providing UAS pilots with a flight authorization process tightly integrated into the ground control software.

“For the end customers, using BVLOS and multi-UA technology will mean that fewer pilots can fly more drones at longer distances,” says Jānis Ķuze, Sales Manager at SPH Engineering.

AiRXOS provides a number of applications to support commercial UAS operations, including the Air Mobility Platform, which is being deployed worldwide. The Air Mobility Platform uses UgCS a ground control software developed by SPH Engineering for offline operations.

“Developing unmanned traffic management systems (UTM) requires strong partnerships that help support innovation, value, and the growth of advanced UAS operations,” said Ken Stewart, CEO, AiRXOS. “We’re pleased to have industry leading partner SPH Engineering and their UgCS software as part of the Air Mobility Platform Ecosystem.”

To foster the implementation of BVLOS, a unified Urban Traffic Management (UTM) system is currently being developed, combining data on all drone missions and allowing for geofencing and geo-caging to ensure that drones comply with airspace restrictions. The integrated BVLOS and multi-UA operation solution has already been tested during flight operations for the FAA’s first phase of the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management Pilot Program (UPP).


About SPH Engineering

SPH Engineering is a provider of UAV software solutions, integration services, consulting, and custom development to expand drone applications. Its innovations support UAVs of different manufacturers and advance drone technologies for surveying, data collection, and entertainment. Founded in 2013 in Latvia (EU), the company has a global customer and partner network in 150+ countries.

About AiRXOS

AiRXOS, part of GE Aviation, is making a new way of moving possible. From people to cargo, to delivery, inspections, and public safety - we're taking on the global challenge of the digital drone economy and changing the future of transportation. AiRXOS is digitizing today’s airspace, infusing next generation air traffic management technology and services with world-class aviation expertise and execution, AiRXOS is shaping a new era of transportation through global, commercial Unmanned Aircraft (UA) solutions. For more information about AiRXOS, visit, LinkedIn, and Twitter.