The team’s goal is to perform operations that use data-driven models to ensure safety, ultimately enabling safe package delivery solutions for the commercial Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) industry.
This teaming announcement comes on the heels of a mobility and electrification investment from Michigan’s Economic Development Corporation. Airspace Link was one of five grant award recipients.
MissionGO is a key partner collaborating with Airspace Link to enable innovative, sustainable transportation solutions in Southeast Michigan, as well as other areas throughout the country. This is just one of many projects that the pair has plans to collaborate on.
MissionGO’s team of experts have led the way for advancing the use of UAS for human organ transport, including the first pancreas flown, the longest distance flown for a human organ, and the first delivery of a human organ for transplant using UAS back in April 2019.
MissionGO continues to conduct organ and blood deliveries and is now in the process of certifying their MG Velos 100 UAS, an all-electric UAS rotorcraft capable of carrying up to 20 lb. payload and a flight endurance of up to 90 minutes.
“Airspace Link’s AirHub platform connects with key stakeholders that need to participate in the implementation of these valuable services so that there is community engagement from local authorities and end-user health care systems,” said Lisa Peterson, VP of Business Development for Airspace Link.
“We work to manage, inform, and obtain authorizations, if required, from the regulatory agencies as well as communicate with drone operators and the community through our digital connections via one shared platform. We are excited about partnering with MissionGO to integrate our application services and data to inform the safe planning and execution of these life-saving medical delivery missions.”
“Unmanned aircraft offer an improved form of transportation that is more efficient, safer, and highly sustainable with advancements in electrification over time versus other forms of manned aviation and ground transportation,” said Frank Paskiewicz, Executive VP for Cargo Operations at MissionGO.
“We are looking forward to working with Airspace Link to increase the volume of delivery options for organs, tissues, related vessels, and diagnostic blood samples, which in turn, will help to save lives.”
Airspace Link’s AirHub solution will also assist with operations that requires a Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability approval from the FAA. The AirHub solution offers approval for further justification digitally with the FAA, and as of August 11th, also with night operations.
Airspace Link and MissionGO are paving the way to modernize air mobility solutions, ultimately accelerating patient treatment and patient care with technology for life-saving missions.