AirMap was founded in 2015 to advance the global drone economy through smart technology and close collaboration with stakeholders. We believe that technology can address the inherent complexity of the skies just above the ground and safely enable the myriad benefits of drones. We call this “opening the airspace,” and it drives everything that we do as a company with our global community of AirMap partners.

Opening the airspace will unlock the technologies and use cases for commercial drones. This includes many of the missions that you perform: package delivery, medical operations, search and rescue, emergency response and recovery, public safety, journalism, inspections and surveying, and more.

Ordering something online to be delivered by drone to your local neighborhood? AirMap visualizes dynamic airspace information to help identify the best flight path based on time, risk, and performance requirements for a delivery operation. AirMap has solutions to enable BVLOS flights in situations where a drone would be dispatched to complete a drone delivery task.

What if you’re an emergency responder on the scene to lend aid after a wildfire or accident? AirMap technologies allow emergency response authorities to define and set boundaries of airspaces in which an emergency has taken place and where unauthorized drones cannot enter. Authorization provides permission-based access to emergency airspace, with shared telemetry allowing drones to operate in close proximity safely.

Need a roof inspection? Ask a drone to do it! AirMap’s technology provides drones with the most up-to-date airspace information so that drones can plan and adapt flight plans to local events, restrictions, and even changes in weather immediately around them.

Enabling these advanced use cases is the key to unlocking the drone economy. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that today the US Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration partnered with state, local, and tribal governments to approve drone operations in 10 locations, and AirMap is included in the majority of the selections. The announcement comes as part of the FAA’s UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP), designed to accelerate the integration of drones into the national airspace through public-private partnerships.

AirMap is a UTM technology partner for:

  • Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
  • City of Reno
  • City of San Diego
  • Kansas Department of Transportation
  • North Carolina Department of Transportation
  • North Dakota Department of Transportation

This means that we’ll be opening up a lot more airspace alongside public and private partners across the United States so that we can finally start realizing the benefits of drones.

With the UAS IPP, we’re seeing government move at the pace of innovation with industry-led solutions that can support a broad range of UAS operations safely and at scale. It’s something we’re seeing worldwide, in countries like Switzerland, Japan, New Zealand, and more to come.

But we won’t want to stop at the UAS IPP. AirMap will continue to leverage our experiences around the world and working in the UAS IPP to help open the airspace around the globe.

Learn more about AirMap’s involvement in the UAS IPP as well as our partnerships around the world. If we can help you accelerate the drone economy in your region, get in touch.