HAZON Solutions, a provider of drone inspection services, and PrecisionHawk, a provider of advanced commercial drone technologies, are linking up their respective software in order to provide better safety for commercial unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operators.
Starting in early November, PrecisionHawk’s Low Altitude Traffic and Airspace Safety (LATAS) platform will be accessible within the HAZON Drone Management System (DMS).
Operating over worldwide cellular networks and satellites, LATAS links drones, 3D ground data and live manned aircraft data from global aviation authorities into a single system, telling commercial or hobbyist UAS operators when and where it’s safe to fly, the companies explain. It connects airspace management technologies, such as sense and avoid, geofencing and aircraft tracking, and allows users to request, track and verify all flight operations from a central location and automatically report flight paths back to aviation authorities.
In May, HAZON DMS was launched as a fleet management software with features such as operations planning, flight logging, maintenance tracking and field team reporting. HAZON says it leveraged decades of manned aviation experience to build the system from the ground up as a commercial operator-focused program on a software as a service model.
HAZON’s CEO and co-founder, David A. Culler Jr. CAPT USN (ret.), says, “We are extremely excited to partner with PrecisionHawk and bring LATAS to our customers. The platform represents a fantastic capability for safety of flight and operations management, and I have no doubt that this partnership will help our customers maintain extremely high margins in both regards.”
“Hazon DMS provides a comprehensive platform for businesses to easily manage operations as they begin building out fleets of drones,” adds Tyler Collins, vice president of airspace solutions for PrecisionHawk. “By adding the capabilities of LATAS, DMS users can now deliver the level of visibility and safety that commercial clients expect when deploying drone technology.”