BOE­ING HORIZONX VEN­TURES INVESTS IN UN­MANNED AIR­CRAFT SYS­TEMS SOFT­WARE STARTUP KIT­TY­HAWK

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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.

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