Airspace Link Inc., an FAA-Approved UAS (Drone) Service Supplier and Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) provider, has been approved to provide the FAA’s B4UFLY service, says a company press release.
B4UFLY is a joint effort between the FAA and industry leaders like Airspace Link. The initiative aims to ensure the safety of drone operations by offering tailored safety information and airspace awareness to both recreational and commercial drone pilots.
In 2019, the FAA announced a partnership with Aloft, then called Kittyhawk, to develop an update to the B4UFLY app. Since then, the app has been updated several times and has processed the majority of LAANC requests. Aloft recently announced a partnership with Pilot Institute to provide an independent airspace awareness app.
“Our collaboration with the FAA solidifies our role as a trusted channel, ensuring all flyers have access to vital safety standards and airspace intelligence before takeoff,” says Daniel Bradshaw, Airspace Link Co-Founder and CTO.
The B4UFLY features can be accessed through Airspace Link’s AirHub® Portal. This allows drone pilots to visualize and adhere to regulatory requirements when operating drones in controlled airspace below 400 feet. The integration provides a clear indicator of whether it’s safe to fly or not, interactive maps with informative data, insights into controlled and uncontrolled airspace, along with direct links to various FAA drone resources and regulatory information.
B4UFLY has evolved from a standalone application to essential features integrated into applications like AirHub® Portal. This integration by Airspace Link continues to equip recreational flyers with the essential tools and information required for responsible navigation of the national airspace system.
For more information and to explore B4UFLY safety features in AirHub® Portal, visit Airspace Link.
Airspace Link’s mission is to enable the safe integration of drones into the national airspace and communities at scale through digital infrastructure, strategic partnerships, thought leadership, and a diverse pilot community. Airspace Link’s cloud-based platform, AirHub® Portal, provides the digital infrastructure required to support the safe use of recreational and commercial drone use in communities at scale, supporting the growth of drone operations, drone service providers, drone manufacturers, package delivery and air taxi deployment in the future.