- Enables the drone industry to use the safest drone operational locations or routes in the community.
- Provides single authoritative data source across multiple levels of government.
- Protects citizens' safety while supporting drone operations with clear advisory risk areas.
The Airspace Link Difference
Partnering with Communities to Empower Safer Drone Airspace Planning.
Airspace planning can be confusing for both drone pilots and the communities they fly in. Regulatory activity exists at all levels, but what information is the most relevant? Our mission is to enrich the data pilots need for operational planning with the most authoritative data available.
FAA - LAANC
Airspace Link is a FAA supplier of Low Altitude Authorization & Notification Capability (LAANC), providing access to controlled airspace for the entire US through near real-time processing of airspace authorizations.
State & Local Government
For the first time ever, communities clearly map FAA data with local government regulation on a single platform. Communities easily communicate with the drone industry regarding local and often dynamic advisory areas.
Drone Industry / Pilots
Drone pilots receive federal AND local government sign-off for safer flight planning within seconds. Integrating community data ensures pilots quickly understand airspace advisories, rules and risk to each flight plan.
Airspace Link’s AirHub™ is the first cloud-based drone platform focused exclusively on merging the needs of state & local government with the operational planning tools pilots already use.
One of the primary challenges communities face are pilots unfamiliar or unaware of the changing and often dynamic local and federal landscape for drone regulation. Airspace Link provides web applications and API-driven plugins to enable rule-based guidance and decision making for drone related activities. In short, the AirHub™ platform provides both pilot and government airspace planning tools.
Our mission is to help communities safely manage drone integration while building new economic development opportunities for businesses and citizens.
“Drones are increasingly ubiquitous, but local airspace remains ambiguous.”
Working With Your Community
Drone operations are occurring in your community every day. With Airspace Link, pilots plan and submit flight plans to the FAA based on real-world, ground based risk and local ordinance regulation; authored and published by those who know the communities needs the best. Your community.
Building Optimal Operational Areas
Federal and local data is aggregated into comprehensive view of high and low risk areas within your community. Natural drone "corridors" begin organically presenting themselves. These 'highways in the skies' are put to work for your drone operations, maximizing safety to both the operation as well as those on the ground.
Better Industry Visibility
As communities build advisory areas, Airspace Link provides tools to assess the impact to recreational and commercial drone operations. Understand and simulate the impact of having too many advisory locations. This empowers both the community and the industry as a whole.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are highways in the skies?
By pre-processing aerial and ground-based risk data, optimal areas (in terms of safety) begin organically presenting themselves. These pre-processed corridors are potential drone flight corridors.
I'm a commercial pilot, do you provide tools for me to submit operations for LAANC approval?
Yes. As a LAANC supplier, Airspace Link is rolling out a suite of tools that enable pilots to submit drone operations with the most accurate community data available today.
What is LAANC?
The FAA has created a public/private partnership known as the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability. This is a suite of APIs and safety policies that private organization use to authorize low altitude UAS operations near airports.
What authority do local regulators have in regards to drones?
Laws traditionally related to state and local police power – including land use, zoning, privacy, trespass, and law enforcement operations – generally are not subject to federal regulation. Airspace Link helps communities define 'advisory areas', or areas where it's not advisable to fly. Pending legislation also exists that would permit state, local, and tribal governments to impose restrictions on the time, manner, and place of drone operations below 200 feet above ground level.
Where, when and how are businesses or citizens allowed to fly in my jurisdiction?
The FAA has clear regulations on where, when and how drones may operate in controlled and uncontrolled airspace. Airspace Link works in lock-step with communities and the FAA to ensure pilots using our platform always have access to the most up-to-date information.