Skyward Is Charting the Future of Drone Connectivity

Today, Skyward customers use drones as a tool for doing business. But in the near future, we believe that drones will touch just about every aspect of urban life. That’s why our Innovation Lab is devoted to the future of universal traffic management, connected aviation on the nation's largest wireless network, and much more.

Global Interoperability

Global Interoperability

Drones have the capability to solve some of humanity’s most pressing problems — if we can scale them efficiently. To do that, we are working to harmonize technologies and advocating for sensible airspace regulations.

Ubiquitous Connectivity

Ubiquitous Connectivity

For drones to transfer data, access and share airspace with other aircraft, fly autonomously, and achieve maximum productivity, they must be connected to networks at all times — no matter where they are.

Refining Infrastructure

Refining Infrastructure

We already have the technology and infrastructure needed to maximize the capabilities of UAS. Our goal is to harness drones, operating systems, and the Verizon network so they can all work together.


Our Work with the Global UAS Traffic Management Association

Jonathan Evans, Skyward’s Head of Innovation, is President of the Global UAS Traffic Management Association (GUTMA), based in Lausanne, Switzerland. In this role, he leads a consortium of technology and aviation industry leaders, such as Google, DJI, Harris, GE, and Nokia, to create interoperable standards that meet regulatory requirements and allow innovation to flourish.


Skyward is a Verizon company

Same expertise, bigger resources

In April 2017, Verizon acquired Skyward. This has allowed us to scale up our product development and test UAV connectivity on the nation’s largest, most reliable 4G LTE network.

Our Team


Mariah Scott


Jonathan Evans

Head of Innovation, Board President of GUTMA

Eric Ringer

Director of Aviation Technology

Tariq Rashid

Director of Flight Operations

Want to join our Team? We’re hiring. View open positions.

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