Press release for immediate use
London, UK
20 April 2017

Sky-Futures have launched Flightdeck, the latest addition to the Expanse® software suite for professional drone missions. Flightdeck offers drone operators an integrated cloud-based solution to safely plan and execute commercial drone operations as well as manage pilots, drone equipment and mission information in one place. Compliance and audit tasks for drone operations can now be done quickly, easily and securely in the cloud.

This latest addition to the Expanse® suite has been developed out of Sky-Futures’ experience as the world-leading drone-based industrial inspection service. Sky-Futures is now sharing this expertise with customers; enabling them to deliver safe and professional drone operations. The Sky-Futures operational toolkit is integrated into this easy-to-use application to ensure effective compliance and risk management.

Flightdeck is compatible with all drone types and provides situational awareness about airspace rules, requirements, and temporary restrictions powered by AirMap, the world’s leading airspace management platform. Users of DJI drones can also download flight telemetry and visualise it in 3D in the Flight Playback function.

Chris Blackford, COO of Sky-Futures said: “The Expanse® Flightdeck platform is the next tool supporting our clients with an end-to-end solution for their professional drone operations. Flightdeck delivers drone mission planning, complemented with the AirMap airspace management platform.”

“We’re excited to welcome Sky-Futures to AirMap’s community of drone manufacturers, developers, and innovators,” said Ben Marcus, CEO of AirMap. “With Flightdeck, drone pilots can benefit from both Sky-Futures’ expertise in managing commercial drone operations and AirMap’s tools for situational awareness. The result: more informed operators and safer, more efficient flights.”

Flightdeck offers enterprise a global overview of their missions, personnel and equipment for consistent and effective management of operations and risk.


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Benita Rajania

Head of Marketing & Communications, Sky-Futures

T 0207 148 7002


About Sky-Futures

Sky-Futures improves safety and reduces risk across industries through technological innovation. Since 2009, the company has established itself as the world’s leading provider of drone-based inspection services to global industrial markets. Sky-Futures has leveraged this industry-leading operational expertise and experience to develop groundbreaking software, training and services that allow enterprise clients to effectively harness the power of drone-driven data collection and analysis. Sky-Futures enables enterprise to perform safe and cost effective drone inspections of a variety of vertical infrastructures, including but not limited to the following industries: Utilities; Telecoms; Oil and Gas; Renewables; and Bridges.

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