Safety and Compliance

Hangar and Safe Operation

How does Hangar ensure operations are carried out safely, legally and in compliance with worksite needs?  We are happy to walk through all concerns with any of our clients, and work around internal logistics, scheduling and requirements to build data acquisition plans that work for your business needs.  In the name of providing an easy solution for industry, Hangar leverages a combination of existing hardware technology, proprietary software capability, and partnership integrations to provide a safe, secure and robust framework for aerial data collection.

Utilizing Modern Hardware

Hangar’s pilot network utilizes modern drone hardware outfitted with robust technology for incident prevention.

Sense and Avoid

Hangar pilots operate drones with integrated sense-and-avoid technology that prevents the drone from impacting obstacles in near it.

Return to Home

All Hangar pilots operate drones with a built-in Return to Home function that brings the drone to rest at home along a known safe path in the event of low battery at any point in their flight.

Software for Safety

Hangar’s pilot network utilizes drone software technology created specifically with safety and security in mind.


Autonomous flight greatly reduces the execution role of the pilot from the equation and repositions them to become a visual observer to a pre-planned mission, observing the safe flight of the drone, ready to take over the controls immediately in the event of an unplanned incident.


Hangar’s SDK Integration with hardware provider DJI provides access to industry-leading Geospatial Environment Online (GEO) software to help pilots avoid flying drones near airports and other sensitive locations, and automatically update operators with temporary flight restrictions.

Hangar’s Network Requirements

Hangar's network of pilots that are required to follow the FAA’s basic regulations for safety, operation and airspace awareness.

Government Licensing

All Hangar pilots are licensed as commercial drone operators by the US government under FAA Part 107.


All Hangar pilots are insured for damage prevention.

US Airspace Coordination - Hangar and Airmap

Hangar’s collaboration with Airmap, with whom we share venture capital funding and a vision for the future of the aerial data collection industry, enables all Hangar commercial flights to be secure and approved in national airspace, with a higher degree of technology integration than any other data provider in the space.


Airmap data enables Hangar mission planners to plan all flights around FAA airspace requirements, and file any necessary permits before flight from our mission control center in Austin, TX. Additionally, this technology is integrated on the ground for our pilots on the job, for an additional airspace check before they fly for client data collection.


Drone ID is a publicly-trusted SSL/TLS certificate issued by AirMap and DigiCert that facilitates instant verification of an unmanned aircraft’s identity via a digital certificate, enabling authentication and encryption for drones.

Real-Time Traffic Alerts

Hangar’s AirMap integration also ensures all Hangar drone operators are alerted when manned aircraft trajectories create a potential hazard for the drone’s area of operation. Live data about manned aircraft positions is constantly accessible to Hangar and our pilots, with instant notifications during flight for additional airspace safety.

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