BOEING HORIZONX VENTURES INVESTS IN UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS SOFTWARE STARTUP KITTYHAWK
Boeing announced its investment in Kittyhawk, a San Francisco, Calif.based company offering a unified approach to the safe operation of commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Kittyhawk’s technology will support development of a UAS Traffic Management System (UTM) that enables piloted and autonomous air vehicles to safely coexist.
Kittyhawk pioneered enterprise software and mobile-based apps that integrate real-time UAS flight operations and management solutions all in one platform. Kittyhawk is partnering with Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen to expand unmanned operations by participating in the US Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC). LAANC is a collaborative effort to create UTM processes that integrate unmanned aircraft, cargo delivery and beyond visual line of sight operations safely into the airspace.