Unifly Showcases UTM Leadership at XPONENTIAL 2024: Featuring Engaging Speaking Session

Antwerp, April 15, 2024 —Unifly, a leading provider of UAS Traffic Management (UTM) solutions, proudly announces its participation in XPONENTIAL 2024, an annual gathering of global leaders and end-users in the uncrewed systems and robotics industry. 

Unifly, along with Terra Drone Corporation (“Terra Drone”), Aloft Technologies Inc. (“Aloft”), and Honeywell will be presenting a speaking session on UAS Traffic Management (UTM) and AAM Integration. The session titled “Elevating AAM Integration: The Vital Role of UTM Solutions,” will delve into the crucial role of UTM solutions in advancing the integration of UAS and eVTOLs into existing airspace. Moderated by Yuki Ueno, Executive Officer at Terra Drone, the session will feature Andres Van Swalm, Founder and CEO of Unifly, Jon Hegranes, Founder and CEO of Aloft, and Daniel Newman, CTO of AAM at Honeywell Aerospace Technologies.

XPONENTIAL is the world’s largest exhibition of unmanned aerial systems, attracting more than 7,500 industry professionals from over 20 industries in more than 60 countries. Exhibits will showcase not only the latest autonomous innovations up close, but will also offer a view on cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, automated driving, and UAS Traffic Management. This year’s event will be held April 22-25 at the San Diego Convention Center in the United States. For more detailed information and to register for XPONENTIAL 2024, please visit https://www.xponential.org.

Unifly’s participation underscores its commitment to pioneering UTM technology and shaping the future of autonomous aviation. With a proven track record of implementing over ten commercial UTM deployments, Unifly continues to lead the industry in innovation and safety.

session details


Elevating AAM Integration: The Vital Role of UTM Solutions


Wednesday, April 24, 2024, from 15:00 to 15:45 PST.


  • Andres Van Swalm (Unifly, Founder and CEO)
  • Jon Hegranes (Aloft, Founder and CEO)
  • Daniel Newman (Honeywell Aerospace Technologies, CTO, AAM)



Yuki Ueno (Executive Officer at Terra Drone and Chairman and Director of the Board of Unifly)


UTM solutions are indispensable for the safe and seamless integration of UAS and eVTOLs into existing airspace. Unifly and Aloft, pioneers in UTM, share a vision of enabling the UAS and AAM industries through UTM technology. With Terra Drone being shareholders in both, these companies have been at the forefront of UTM innovation. The introduction of UTM not only enhances digitization and automation but also promises to revolutionize the aviation industry.

Honeywell, a global aerospace innovator, has recently secured contracts exceeding $10 billion in its Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) business unit. With partnerships with key industry players like Archer Aviation, Supernal, Vertical Aerospace, and Lilium, Honeywell is committed to fostering long-term growth in the AAM sector.

Join us as two UTM leaders, alongside a representative from Honeywell, reflect on the past decade of UTM advancements and explore its transformative potential for the AAM industry in the next decade. Discover how lessons from UTM for UAS can enforce the development of UTM for AAM, shaping a pivotal future for advanced aerial mobility.

About Unifly

Unifly is a leading aviation tech company dedicated to enhancing the safety and efficiency of autonomous aviation with cutting-edge technology. The Unifly platform acts as a crucial bridge within the UAS ecosystem, enabling the safe and secure integration of next-generation aircraft into the airspace. By digitizing and automating traffic management and integrating seamlessly with drones and Urban Air Mobility (UAM), Unifly addresses the exponential growth in air traffic expected in the coming decades. The company has a proven track record of implementing more than ten commercial UTM deployments, establishing it as a world leader in this industry.

About aloft

Aloft Technologies, Inc., is at the forefront of drone fleet and airspace management. Powering over two thirds of all drone airspace authorizations in the United States, Aloft is the #1 FAA-approved LAANC UAS Service Supplier (USS). Aloft’s patented dynamic airspace platform is integral to the Aloft UTM which has, to date, powered over 1 million airspace authorizations. Aloft’s diverse user base spans recreational, commercial, government, law enforcement, and advanced air mobility sectors. Air Aware is the latest edition to Aloft’s UTM platform that also includes Air Control for advanced fleet, team, and airspace management, and Geo for public safety and other verified agencies to publish safety and compliance information directly onto the Aloft airspace maps.

For more information, please visit https://www.aloft.ai/

About terra drone

Terra Drone is a pioneering drone and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) technology company headquartered in Japan. With the mission to “Unlock X Dimensions” and create a prosperous future by “crossing” bridges, Terra Drone integrates diverse fields to foster innovation and find solutions. The company’s proprietary, patented technologies in drones, sensors, and software are the foundation of its specialized solutions that range from surveying and inspections to pesticide spraying and are revolutionizing key industries including oil and gas, construction and engineering, chemicals, electricity, and agriculture on a global scale.

For more information, please visit http://www.terra-drone.net

For more information, please contact us at press@unifly.aero.