Skyward, an unmanned aviation operations company, has announced that it has introduced new advanced airspace intelligence capabilities for unmanned aerial system (UAS) pilots. Skyward Airspace Intelligence integrates an airspace map with LAANC (Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability) access as well as ground intelligence for situational awareness that includes 3D views of key structures, transmission lines, and vertical obstacles. This critical safety data allows drone pilots to know how the surrounding environment could affect their flights.
The following data has been integrated into Skyward Airspace Intelligence, in addition to its comprehensive airspace information:
- Vertical structure obstacles (over one million structures identified from the FAA and FCC databases)
- Major power transmission lines
- U.S. and Canadian National Parks
- Pedestrian walking paths
Mariah Scott, president of Skyward, commented: “Showing airspace is important, but it’s only part of the picture. The more intelligence that is available to understand how an area will affect the flight, the less risk a pilot has in the field. Skyward Airspace Intelligence is the only solution that provides easy-to-understand data for things like transmission lines, runways, over a million vertical obstacles, and a 3D view of key structures. It’s the next best thing to physically being in the field.”