Drone aeronautical and data services provider AirMap has revealed plans to expand its business in Hong Kong and other Asia-Pacific markets.
The company, which provides airspace intelligence and services for connecting drones to airspace authorities, is currently providing services in 25 countries.
AirMap was recently selected as a program partner for NASA's Technology Capability Level 4 (TCL4) trials of a potential unmanned aerial vehicle (UAS) traffic management management system as well as the US Federal Aviation Administration’s UAS Traffic Management Pilot Program.
“Building on the recognition from NASA and the FAA in the United States, we are expanding our business in the APAC region,” AirMap head of APAC business operations Hon Chu said.
“We had previously established a joint venture with Rakuten, namely Rakuten AirMap, in Japan, and we are planning to further develop our business in the Asia Pacific region, especially in Hong Kong and Singapore. We look forward to working with civil aviation authorities in multiple markets in APAC.”
AirMap uses an open platform of APIs and SDKs to connect drones to airspace authorities to enable them to fly safely and communicate in low-altitude airspace.
The company is also involved in the Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research (SESAR) program, which aims to overhaul European airspace and its air traffic management processes.