Kittyhawk Teams with Jeppesen on LAANC

 - May 1, 2018, 11:44 PM

Kittyhawk is collaborating with Boeing unit Jeppesen to offer a streamlined UAS Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) approval from the FAA. The companies have started working toward being able to offer digital airspace authorization directly from the FAA into Kittyhawk’s platform.

Over the coming months, the FAA will release more than 2,000 square miles of new airspace for drones to fly in densely populated areas and near airports. Upon FAA approval, Kittyhawk’s elite enterprise customers will be able to receive digital authorization to operate within thousands of square miles of airspace in near-real time and will be able to send digital flight plan notifications.

“We’re approaching LAANC as more than just a faster authorization, but rather a critical piece to an effective drone operation,” said Jon Hegranes, CEO of Kittyhawk. “Real-time authorization without real-time visibility, enforcement, or compliance leaves more problems than solutions for commercial operators.”

Kittyhawk plans to start deploying LAANC to enterprise customers in the coming weeks and will have a full deployment available to the public shortly after.