OneSky announces that Valqari has signed on to be a member of the OneSky Future of Flight program. Valqari, a Chicago-based startup, builds autonomous vertiports, drone lockers, and drone mailboxes. They have created the only drone delivery solution that has solved the “last inch” logistic problems with its patented Drone Delivery Station, which was recently named a finalist for mHub's "Product of the Year." The OneSky Future of Flight program aims to help ecosystem partners like Valqari successfully navigate the challenges of integrating their technology with air traffic management solutions. OneSky and Valqari will work together to ensure that Valqari has access to OneSky’s UTM APIs and team of experts while helping to advance the OneSky solution and reducing the overall time to market.
Michael Tornetta, Head of Sales and Strategic Growth at OneSky, said, “Ryan and I have been talking about how we can work together for over a year. We have seen enough momentum recently that we felt it was a good time to start working more closely together. While focusing on the aircraft is important, I believe getting a head start on the infrastructure is equally as important. We all want to scale our businesses as soon as possible and I believe solving infrastructure challenges sooner rather than later will facilitate this.
Ryan Walsh, CEO of Valqari, said, “I couldn't be more thrilled to have Valqari joining OneSky's Future of Flight Program. Adding Valqari's drone infrastructure into OneSky's partner ecosystem brings the industry one step closer to a universal framework for autonomous drone deliveries. Seamless air traffic checks and routing combined with automated drone infrastructure is an absolutely huge step for drone operators to effortlessly integrate these technologies with their existing networks. This is a major value add for many of the projects we are working on.”
Learn more about the OneSky Future of Flight program and how you can become a member here.