Airspace Link raises $10M to build a Waze for drone pilots

Aviation solutions startup Airspace Link knows that drone operations can often be confusing for both pilots and the communities they fly in. This is why it has developed a GIS-based digital mapping tool that fuses the needs of both federal and local governments to help drone pilots make informed decisions. And now, the Detroit-based company has raised a cool $10 million in Series A funding to advance its mission.

Airspace Link has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) program – a collaboration between FAA and private companies that directly supports the safe integration of drones into the national airspace. Meanwhile, in North Dakota, the company is supporting the FAA’s BEYOND program to support safe and scalable BVLOS drone operations across the entire state.

Airspace Link has also developed an innovative cloud-based drone platform called AirHub to help operators determine the…