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Betterview Partners with AirMap to Provide Digital Authorizations for Drone Flights in U.S. Controlled Airspace

“Partnership Eliminates the Need to Manually Apply for FAA Waivers at Airports Participating in the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability Program”

San Francisco, Calif. – January 30, 2018 – Betterview, which is quickly becoming the platform essential to transactions around buildings and properties, today announced it has integrated with AirMap, the world’s leading airspace management platform for drones, in its mobile application.

Through this partnership, Betterview users will now be able to get digital airspace authorizations at U.S. airports participating in the FAA’s Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) program. LAANC is an FAA program that enables third-party providers like AirMap to help facilitate authorization from the FAA.

Prior to LAANC, commercial drone pilots were required to apply for FAA waivers to fly within restricted airspace by U.S. airports, a process that can take up to 90 days.  With LAANC, drone flights near participating facilities can now be authorized within seconds at certain altitudes.

“One of the most critical factors in post-catastrophe claims processing is capturing and documenting the scene on the ground, explained Dave Tobias & David Lyman, Co-Founders, Betterview.  “After hurricanes Irma and Harvey struck, we received many requests from our customers to document claims that were in restricted airspace by airports.  While the FAA was often able to give us clearance within 24 hours, each waiver had to be requested manually.  By integrating AirMap’s LAANC Deep Linking feature into our mobile application, we have reduced what could be at least a 24-hour waiver approval process to matter of seconds in some cases,” said Tobias & Lyman.

Drone operators can now request digital authorization to fly in controlled airspace surrounding 46 U.S. airports.  By the end of the year, more than 500 towered airports are expected to offer digital airspace authorization.

“Insurers are becoming increasingly reliant on drones, both in their day-to-day business and in the wake of an emergency,” said Ben Marcus, CEO of AirMap. “With digital airspace authorization, Betterview can unlock thousands of miles of airspace for missions that make claims easier and more efficient.”

Betterview’s mobile application is now available through the Apple store.  For more information about this press release, contact Paul Ptashnick at paul@betterview.net

About Betterview
Betterview exists to make every building and property thoroughly understood. In an increasingly competitive environment, decision-makers are able to reduce risk, cost and waste by leveraging the Betterview Machine Learning Platform to unlock actionable insight from an abundance of drone, aerial, and satellite imagery. For more information about Betterview, visit: https://www.betterview.net

About AirMap
AirMap is the world’s leading airspace management platform for drones. Millions of drones, hundreds of drone manufacturers and developers, and hundreds of airspace managers and stakeholders rely on AirMap’s airspace intelligence and services to fly safely and communicate with others in low-altitude airspace. Learn more at www.airmap.com.