Empower and aid communities through innovative aviation technology.


Specifically but not exclusively, Uplift Aeronautics shall serve to:

  • Empower local communities and organizations to participate in the development and implementation of sustainable aviation solutions.
  • Facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid to hard-to-reach populations.
  • Research and develop aviation technologies that provide humanitarian or environmental benefit.
  • Contribute to shared standards for the safe, responsible, and legal use of aviation technology for humanitarian purposes.


Uplift is unlike any other aviation company in the world. We are a nonprofit, committed to making aviation solutions affordable and feasible for humanitarian organizations. With only some exceptions (mostly related to security), we are committed to releasing our work under open-source licenses so the entire world can benefit from our research and development. Finally, we rely almost entirely on volunteers. We speak every day with talented, brilliant people who design and build amazing things. They want to use their skills for good purposes but don’t always know how. Our goal is to match those people with real social problems, putting all this latent talent to work for good.