New Head of European Airspace Innovation at DroneUp | News

Sebastian Babiarzcommercial drone and UTM expert, he leads DroneUp technology, regulations and security across Europe

VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia, July 14, 2022 / PRNewswire / – DroneUp, LLCautonomous drone delivery platform and leading drone service provider, today announced the appointment of Sebastian (Seb) Babiarz as Chairman Innovation of the European airspace based in Poland. Babiarz brings 20 years of drone and telecommunications experience across Europe to one of the fastest growing drone service providers in North America. Babiarz was most recently COO at Dronehub, a drone-in-a-box provider for automated monitoring and data collection. Before it was Chairman strategic business development at AirMap DroneUp acquired in December 2021.. Previously, Babiarz was also the head of AMS Drone Business at Nokia, where he created and expanded business opportunities for drone services for mobile networks around the world.

DroneUp has focused on delivering safe and reliable commercial drone delivery and control services in the United States, and now sees Europe as the next step in development and opportunity. With the high demand for drone services, the European market has matured for further development and expansion of commercial drone services for residents and businesses. Currently, in Europe, the emphasis is on the regulation of commercial drones, while in the North American market the emphasis is on scaling up operations. DroneUp has passed its last Expansion with Walmart took over the leading role in the United States, serving 4 million American households while playing an important role in FAA Beyond Visual Line of Site (BVLOS) Committee on Air Traffic Rules game.

“DroneUp has achieved tremendous success over the past few years and I am delighted to have joined the company as they strive to increase the visibility and credibility of commercial drone services across Europe,” said Seb Babiarz. “DroneUp has the know-how and has demonstrated its ability to do the job when it comes to local commercial drone services. Given their recent success and growth through their partnership with Walmart, I’m looking forward to helping DroneUp prove that drone deliveries and services are possible on a large scale. The focus on safety, technology and the preparation of the aviation team at DroneUp piqued my interest. I look forward to bringing these measures to a European market that has focused on its regulatory needs.

Later With the acquisition of AirMap, DroneUp is committed to bringing together the world’s leading suppliers of commercial drone technology. Babiarz’s experience with AirMap will enable DroneUp to further develop its mission with a European market-leading Unmanned Air Traffic Systems (UTM) management service. Thanks to the recent success and expansion with Walmart and others, DroneUp is now ready to bring its full offering to the European market.

“I’m delighted to have Seb on our team,” said Andy Thurling, Vice President, Airspace Innovation, DroneUp. Seb brings to our team not only two decades of experience, but also a real passion for having the right products, technologies and systems. to deliver what our customers demand today. I look forward to working closely with him and expanding our reach and opportunities in the European market. “

“DroneUp has a compelling business case in the US through its collaboration with Walmart, and I look forward to making these opportunities available to European companies soon,” added Babiarz.

About DroneUp

DroneUp is an American technology company that brings together airspace solutions, applications, analytics platforms, and a trusted team of industry leaders to help companies work with large-scale drone innovations.

In 2021, DroneUp received a significant investment from leading global retailer Walmart, Inc. Established in 2016, DroneUp is based in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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