About

Our vision is to create a world where the safe
integration of drones fuels human progress,
advancing social equity, the environment,
and the economy.

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We believe in the power and importance of infrastructure.

Every few decades a major inflection point in the world’s infrastructure progresses humanity forward.

Vanderbilt and the railroads, Edison and the electrical grid, Eisenhower and the highways and now; Airspace Link’s low altitude digital infrastructure.

Our mission is to enable the safe integration of drones into the national airspace and communities at scale through digital infrastructure, strategic partnerships and thought leadership.

Our team includes data scientists, software engineers, aviation engineers, and industry experts from Google, Lyft, GE Aviation/AiRXOS, Geometri, GISinc, Ford Motor Company and the U.S. Air Force.

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Social Equity

As we’ve seen in other areas of infrastructure, access can inhibit social equity. We believe with the safe scaling of drones, we can reduce barriers to high demand, high paying jobs as commercial drone pilots, provide inexpensive delivery of critical services to those with reduced mobility, and so much more. We’ve built this company to make the world better, for everyone.

The Environment

In just 5 years, the implementation of drone delivery in a single U.S. metropolitan area could reduce up to 113,900 tons per year of CO2 emissions, equivalent to 46,000 acres per year of new forest. The more drones we can scale, the more CO2 emissions we can reduce.

The Economy

With so many use cases for drones to improve and advance industries from package delivery to precision agriculture to pipeline inspection, the commercial drone market presents an enormous opportunity for global economic interests. We’re here to enable it all.

So you get it, we've got big goals. Here's our plan to get us there.

Digital Infrastructure
Our low altitude digital infrastructure is the key to helping drones scale safely, providing the detailed data that all parties in the drone ecosystem rely on to make safe, informed decisions.

Strategic Partnerships
We’re proud to partner with the best of the best in this industry to keep everyone moving forward together, safely.

Thought Leadership
While the industry is progressing, decisions are being made on how operations will work in the future. We’re providing expertise, consulting services and advocacy on areas that will help support this next dimension of mobility to scale safely and responsibly.

Meet Our Leadership Team

With a combined 150 years of geospatial engineering & problem solving for federal, state, and local government agencies, and vast experience in working with commercial enterprises, including Fortune 500 companies, our leadership team is ready to take us where we need to go.

Michael Healander

Co-Founder, President & CEO

Michael is a business leader, entrepreneur and innovator of new ideas and business processes within larger organizations as well as startups. He works closely with executive teams and key leaders to craft and communicate the company’s vision, and then transform that vision into a long-term strategy for pioneering new markets and opportunities.

Ana Healander

Co-Founder, VP of Customer Success

Ana has 20 years of sales management and account management experience. She is well rounded in direct sales, insides sales and customer management. Ana also has 13 years of experience as a co-owner and franchise manager and operator.

Daniel Bradshaw

Co-Founder, CTO & VP of Product & Engineering

Working 20 years as both an engineering designer and a designing engineer, Danny has crafted a unique left-right brained perspective on the creation, distribution, and consumption of the technical digital medium. In short, if his left and right brains were hands, he’d be ambidextrous.

Colby Free

VP of Operations

Colby is a driven and personable professional with an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for value based innovation with 20 years of direct experience in public-private Organization Development, Program Management, Operations Project Delivery, Talent Resource Planning, Contract Management and Business Development.

Lisa Peterson

VP of Business Development

Lisa is a results-oriented, innovative business leader with a proven track record of developing market opportunities for disruptive and transformative solutions in the areas of mobile communications, location based services, M2M/telematics, big data/analytics/machine learning, digital identity, and unmanned aircraft systems to enable smarter cities and mobility.

Casie Ocaña

Director of Marketing

A passionate and innovative marketer, Casie joined the team equipped with over 10 years of experience in marketing and communications from an assortment of leading mobility, technology and healthcare companies. As a Detroit native who spent the first half of her career in San Francisco, Casie fits right in with our Detroit roots and Silicon Valley startup vibes.

Yuliya Messieha

Head of People Operations

Yuliya has 15 years of experience consulting with hundreds of high growth startups on human resources, risk management and company culture. She is a modern HR leader who is committed to accelerating the contribution of HR to the stakeholders. Graduate of MSU’s reputable HR and Labor Relations school, Yuliya’s passions for high tech and the human experience have found a perfect home at Airspace Link.