Heron AirBridge named Southeast Asia Ambassador for Global UTM Association

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Aviation FestivalHeron AirBridge, the leading provider of unmanned aircraft system traffic management (UTM) solutions from Singapore, announced its appointment as the Regional Ambassador Southeast Asia for Global UTM Association (GUTMA).

Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, GUTMA acts as a representative for the global UTM industry in support of the safe and efficient integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into global airspaces. Its members span more than 30 countries worldwide and include leading companies such as Airbus, Boeing and Amazon. To further strengthen its presence geographically, the association has recently launched a Regional Ambassador Programme to engage with major industry leaders globally. For Southeast Asia, Heron AirBridge has been selected as GUTMA’s first-ever ambassador and go-to contact for the territory. In this role, Heron AirBridge will help the association connect with local stakeholders and accelerate the urban mobility transition in the Southeast Asian region.

“As our Regional Ambassador, Heron AirBridge will play a crucial role in advancing the mission of GUTMA and shape the future of the UTM industry,” Koen De Vos, secretary general of Global UTM Association, said. “Together we can engage in impactful regulatory processes to foster a global ecosystem in a fair drone services market.”

With strong support from the Singaporean government, Heron AirBridge was founded in 2022 by Ryan Lee and Fabrice Ancey following the acquisition of Nova Systems’ Asia business. Under their leadership, the firm has achieved remarkable success through a collaborative approach and engaged with like-minded innovators and industry partners on meaningful projects to address challenges in low-altitude airspace management and promote safe drone and UTM services in the region. Heron AirBridge’s efforts did not go unnoticed — the GUTMA nomination is a testament to its leadership and market expertise.

Expressing his excitement about the nomination, Ryan Lee, CEO and cofounder of Heron AirBridge, added, “We are immensely honoured to be appointed as GUTMA’s Regional Ambassador, which validates our position as a trailblazer in uncrewed aircraft management. This region has the potential to be one of the largest drone markets, which will need UTM regulations and services in place to happen. Together with GUTMA’s members, we look forward to supporting the efforts of UTM regulatory and industry developments in Southeast Asia.”

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