senseFly, a Parrot company, is now delivering AirMap’s airspace management services in its eBee fixed-wing drones and albris quadcopter.
AirMap’s airspace platform services will be directly integrated into senseFly’s eMotion flight and data management software. AirMap’s situational awareness data includes airspace rules and advisories, locations of critical infrastructure, and real-time alerts about nearby manned air traffic in the surrounding airspace.
senseFly drones will also begin leveraging AirMap’s flight planning tools and solutions for unmanned traffic management, including technology that will allow senseFly drones to submit digital flight notices to more than 125 airports.
“senseFly solutions are designed from the ground up to maximize the operator’s efficiency and minimize risk – which is why our drones weigh only an average of two pounds and include a plethora of failsafes,” says Jean-Christophe Zufferey, CEO of the Switzerland-based drone manufacturer. “By partnering with AirMap and adding industry-leading airspace intelligence to the mix, we are taking another big leap forward and ensuring that our customers’ commercial drone operations are safer and more effective than ever.”
Just yesterday, AirMap announced a $26 million Series B funding round led by Microsoft Ventures. The company also incorporates its services into drones from DJI, Intel, 3DR and Aeryon Labs.
“senseFly is pushing the boundaries of drone innovation, demonstrating the tremendous potential of intelligent drones to help us do business and benefit our everyday lives,” says Ben Marcus, CEO of AirMap. “We’re excited to partner with senseFly to realize safe, efficient commercial drone operations.”