3D vertical structures, obstacles, and digital airspace access to improve drone flight safety
PORTLAND, Ore., October 1, 2019 - Today, Skyward, A Verizon company introduced advanced airspace intelligence for drone pilots. Skyward's drone airspace map provides a clear design, airspace data, and LAANC access, now combined with essential ground intelligence including 3D views of key structures, transmission lines, and more than a million vertical obstacles. Drone pilots in the field need to know how the surrounding area, including infrastructure, could affect flight, and Skyward offers this critical safety data to all users.
"Showing airspace is important, but it's only part of the picture. The more intelligence that is available to understand how an area will affect the flight, the less risk a pilot has in the field," said Mariah Scott, president of Skyward. "Skyward Airspace Intelligence is the only solution that provides easy-to-understand data for things like transmission lines, runways, over a million vertical obstacles, and a 3D view of key structures. It's the next best thing to physically being in the field."
In addition to comprehensive airspace information, the following data is now available for situational awareness:
- Vertical structure obstacles (over one million structures identified from the FAA and FCC databases)
- Major power transmission lines
- U.S. and Canadian National Parks
- Pedestrian walking paths
Skyward Airspace Intelligence is part of the complete workflow that enables pilots mitigate weather, environment, and business-specific risks. For more information about Skyward Airspace Intelligence, please visit: skyward.io/new-airspace-intelligence
About Skyward, A Verizon company
Skyward combines industry-leading expertise, digital airspace access, regulatory advocacy, and wireless connectivity to power today's drone flights and tomorrow's networked fleet deployments. Founded in 2012 by computer scientists, career pilots, and military veterans, Skyward provides a comprehensive drone management and airspace intelligence platform for companies that fly drones commercially.