AirMap and Lufthansa Systems Partner to Deliver Airspace Intelligence to Drone Operators - Global Trade Magazine
  June 29th, 2016 | Written by

AirMap and Lufthansa Systems Partner to Deliver Airspace Intelligence to Drone Operators

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  • AirMap and Lufthansa Systems aim to provide accurate, dynamic, and global airspace data to drone operators.
  • AirMap/Lufthansa Systems partnership aims to enhance situational awareness for drones and their operators.
  • The market for drones is growing worldwide.

AirMap, a provider of airspace information and services for unmanned aircraft, and Lufthansa Systems, the international airline IT provider, are partnering to provide accurate, dynamic, and global airspace information to drone operators.

“This partnership allows us to further enhance situational awareness for drones and their operators, helping to build a safer shared airspace,” said AirMap CEO Ben Marcus, an airline transport rated pilot and flight instructor.

“The market for drones is growing worldwide,” noted Igor Dimnik, director of products at Lufthansa Systems. “With the Digital Notice and Awareness System, AirMap enables drone operators to integrate airspace data for safe flights, and also helps airports and air traffic authorities know where drones are flying. We are delivering the airspace and airport data relevant for commercial operations from our extensive database to increase safety around airports.”

AirMap recently announced the Digital Notice and Awareness System (D-NAS) to allow operators of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to provide airports and other airspace stakeholders with real-time digital information about the location of their flights. In collaboration with the American Association of Airport Executives, over 100 U.S. airports are piloting D-NAS for increased UAS awareness.

AirMap’s services provide recreational and commercial drone operators with real-time low-altitude airspace regulations and advisories, temporary flight restrictions, situational awareness, and more. These services are integrated into the drones and apps sold by leading drone companies, including DJI and 3DRobotics. The AirMap Software Development Kit (SDK) makes it easy for any drone manufacturer or application developer to include airspace information and services in their products.

“We are focused on building the tools for unmanned aircraft to safely integrate into the airspace system,” said Greg McNeal, co-founder of AirMap. “Lufthansa Systems is a partner in delivering best-in-class airspace information to the drone ecosystem through AirMap’s innovative technology.”

AirMap’s technology was developed by experts in drone technology, aviation, and policy to transform airspace below 500 feet into an interconnected drone ecosystem. AirMap provides accurate, reliable, and trustworthy low-altitude navigational data and communication tools to the drone industry: inventors of drones and drone technology, drone operators, and airspace stakeholders. AirMap has a rapidly expanding global network of hundreds of partners and thousands of app users.