AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc. (NYSE American: UAVS) (“AgEagle” or the “Company”), an industry-leading provider of full-stack drone, sensor and software solutions, today announced that Measure, an AgEagle Company, has teamed with Wing to integrate OpenSky, Wing’s airspace access app, into Measure Ground Control, a software platform for automating drone operations workflows. OpenSky makes it easy for drone flyers to abide by airspace rules and regulations and request authorization to fly in controlled airspace in near real-time wherever OpenSky is available.
Brandon Torres Declet, CEO of AgEagle, stated, “It is AgEagle’s goal to deliver only best-in-class, full stack drone solutions to the market. In this regard, integrating OpenSky from Wing into Measure Ground Control is expected to materially enhance the capabilities and underpinning value proposition AgEagle offers to our enterprise and government customers, which require accurate situational awareness to safely and compliantly operate their drone programs in the U.S. airspace.”
Measure will utilize Wing’s OpenSky API to help users to determine where they can fly and plan flight missions. If users need to request flight authorizations for a specific mission, they will be sent through to the existing OpenSky app to do so, before returning to the Measure app where they can fly their mission, collect and analyze data and more.
“We built OpenSky because we believe it is paramount that everyone be able to access the sky safely,” said Wing’s Head of UTM Reinaldo Negron. “Since we launched OpenSky, it has been used by tens of thousands of operators to find out where they can safely fly and request necessary authorizations.”
OpenSky allows recreational or commercial drone flyers to check airspace information to see where they can and cannot fly, request authorizations from the regulators where it’s required, and manage and log their flights and permissions to their pilot profile. OpenSky provides near-real-time authorizations for drone flyers wishing to operate in controlled airspaces via the FAA’s LAANC’s program and Australia’s Automated Access Authorizations Trial and can enable authorizations in seconds. OpenSky is available for free in the U.S. and Australia and can be downloaded from Google Play or the App Store. An API for OpenSky has been developed that allows companies like Measure to make OpenSky available to its own users through their own app.
Measure enables enterprises to realize the transformative benefits of drone technology through its Ground Control SaaS solution. Ground Control is a cloud-based, plug-and-play operating system that empowers pilots and large enterprises with everything they need to operate drone fleets, fly autonomously, collaborate globally, visualize data and integrate with existing business systems and processes. Measure has a world class customer base, including Marathon Pipeline, CNN, CoStar Group, Nationwide Insurance, SECO Energy, Skanska and Syngenta, as well as many other Fortune 500 companies.
Wing, a subsidiary of Alphabet, is the world’s first on-demand drone delivery service direct to homes and businesses. Available on three continents, Wing works with local businesses and major global partners to deliver food, goods, medicine, and parcels via drone. Wing also plays an integral role in enabling automated access to the sky through its drone flyer app, OpenSky. For more information, please visit wing.com.
About AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc.
AgEagle and its wholly-owned subsidiaries are actively engaged in designing and delivering best-in-class drones, sensors and software that solve important problems for our customers. Founded in 2010, AgEagle was originally formed to pioneer proprietary, professional-grade, fixed-winged drones and aerial imagery-based data collection and analytics solutions for the agriculture industry. Today, AgEagle is a leading provider of full-stack drone solutions for customers worldwide in the energy, construction, agriculture, and government verticals. For additional information, please visit our websites at www.ageagle.com.