Skyward flys away from the drone market

Skyward Verizon has emailed its clients announcing the end of their services for UAS operators.

This is what they said the software did

Skyward provides a drone software platform, training, consulting, and connectivity. We help companies and public agencies manage the entire drone workflow: training crews, planning missions, accessing controlled airspace, creating maps & models, and much more.

This was the email.

Hello valued customer,

We are announcing today that Skyward, A Verizon company, will be ending operations in the coming weeks.

This is not an easy decision. The Verizon Robotics team will be focusing our efforts on ground robot management, connectivity services, and solutions development.

We apologize for the inconvenience that this will cause you.

We seek to give you the smoothest possible transition off Skyward without significantly impacting your flight operations. In compliance with our terms of service, we will continue to support the Skyward Drone Management Platform through June 30 2022, at which point users will no longer have access.

May you live in interesting times as they say.

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Founder and Editor of sUAS News | Gary Mortimer has been a commercial balloon pilot for 25 years and also flies full-size helicopters. Prior to that, he made tea and coffee in air traffic control towers across the UK as a member of the Royal Air Force.