Airhub launches new drone management app
The AirHub app is a handy tool for professional drone pilots. Not only does the app provide support during flight preparation, it is also possible to control your DJI drone and log all data of your flight (automatically). Thanks to a major update, it is now also possible to register incidents, record maintenance activities and show different map layers.
By drone pilots, for drone pilots
The AirHub app is developed by drone pilots, for drone pilots. The idea is that the app supports you in all aspects of flying drones professionally, including preparing your flight. The app contains an interactive map with no-fly zones and an overview of the current and expected weather conditions.
From the home screen it is possible to plan a flight on location through the built-in flight plan. Here you can, among other things, mark the area in which you will fly and add notes, consent forms and documents. You can also indicate in the flight plan which drone and battery(s) are flown and which other equipment (such as cameras) is used during the flight. In the paid version it is also possible to go through checklists before and after the flight.
Log automatically and directly
From the flight plan it is possible to log your flight directly, but if you fly with a DJI drone it is also possible to fly from the AirHub app. The functionalities are the same as the DJI apps. This has the advantage that you do not have to enter the flight times manually and that extra data – such as the start and end percentages of the battery – are immediately saved.
In addition to logging flights, the AirHub app can also store a large number of other data. Under the libary tab in the app you have a clear overview of all “assets” within your organization. You can think not only of the drones, batteries and other equipment that you use, but also of documents that you use within your organization – such as the operational manual or the pilots’ certificates and certificates of the drone (s). It is also possible for organizations to put together teams. As an administrator you can even determine which position – pilot, observer or payload operator – someone can fulfill and you have an overview of the number of hours someone has flown.
Recently, the iOS and Android version of the app received a major update. The app now offers the possibility to log maintenance activities and to report and follow up possible incidents within the organization. Also, many small improvements have been made such as some extra map layers (including a satellite mode), extra data and documents can be added to a drone or battery and the app automatically switches to team mode in the case of an EVLOS or BVLOS flight.
The basic version of the AirHub app is free to download. You need to take out a subscription for extensive functionalities, such as drawing up checklists and managing teams. This can be done per month, per six months or per year. The AirHub app is available for both iPhone and iPad and Android.