FAA Partners with Kittyhawk in Public-Private Partnership to Update B4UFLY Drone App

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Republished with permission, post by Joshua Ziering, Kittyhawk founder.

Today, Kittyhawk is announcing an exclusive public-private partnership to rejuvenate and lead development of the FAA’s B4UFLY mobile application using Kittyhawk’s Platform to power the safe and compliant flying experience for millions of U.S.-based users. B4UFLY is a free app that helps drone operators operate compliantly with FAA rules and regulations.

We are truly honored the FAA selected Kittyhawk, and I feel this acknowledges our leadership in drone technology and product development. I wanted to share a little bit about why we’re excited about it and how we’ll be executing on this opportunity.

As an approved UAS Service Supplier that’s able to programatically offer authorizations for commercial operators to fly in controlled airspace via the FAA’s LAANC program, we understand the importance of delivering the correct information at the right time. One of our key learnings from the LAANC onboarding process was that the capability to source airspace data from the FAA directly, creates opportunity to vastly improve flying experiences for all kinds of operators.

Our primary focus at Kittyhawk is safety. We know that the future of a successful integration of drones into the National Airspace (NAS) depends upon a strong foundation of safety. This means giving pilots the information they need in a precise, reliable and concise format. Kittyhawk will be leveraging the power of our recently released​ ​Dynamic AirspaceTM product to power the new and improved B4UFLY mobile app.

Over the past four years, Kittyhawk has helped power over 500,000 safe and compliant commercial drone flights in the United States. We’ve served tens of millions of requests for airspace information through our application to help commercial and hobbyist operators alike. We’ve helped scale and power the largest teams of commercial operators in the world, and now we’re looking forward to leveraging that capability to continually improve B4UFLY.



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