Kittyhawk Changes Its Name but Not Its Mission: Introducing Aloft Technologies Inc.

Kittyhawk Changes Its Name but Not Its Mission: Introducing Aloft Technologies Inc.

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Airspace consciousness and UTM platform supplier Kittyhawk adjustments its title to Aloft Technologies, Inc.

Kittyhawk started in 2014 to allow the burgeoning drone market: it appeared applicable to the founders to pay homage to the origin of manned aviation as they launched into a undertaking tackling the subsequent frontier of flight. Now, the corporate has grown and advanced: “the market chief in drone airspace techniques & UTM applied sciences has been renamed to Aloft Technologies, Inc,” says an organization press launch.  “Aloft represents the core firm mission of powering and enabling protected and compliant drone flights by means of a robust mixture of enterprise UTM purposes, safety and compliance options and AI.”

Kittyhawk formed a partnership with the FAA in 2019, reworking the B4UFly app in a public personal partnership that benefited the drone group.  But as Kittyhawk adjustments its title, the corporate emphasizes that the core of their enterprise is their UTM platform, together with distant ID know-how: and their industrial drone administration platform, which launched final yr.

Today, Aloft is the biggest UTM community of airspace customers and stakeholders, and powers greater than 50% of all LAANC airspace authorizations. While the corporate was based in 2015, 2018 marked a major new enlargement by constructing our now patented Dynamic Airspace platform, with patented XID system for distant identification applied sciences. These early UTM capabilities are enabling the total spectrum of drone customers to take flight right now, whereas setting the stage for the second century of aviation that spans drone supply, air taxis, and past.

…Aloft’s enterprise platform Air Control which launched in This autumn 2020 is now the first buyer platform driving greater frequencies of flights and better charges of compliance together with added safety and compliance options. In the final 60 days, Aloft enterprise prospects flew 20K flights in industries like oil & fuel, insurance coverage, utilities and public security.

In a weblog publish, co-founder and CEO Jon Heagranes writes:

Safety, safety and compliance have been foundational to the applied sciences we’ve developed over the past six years, leading to what’s now essentially the most extensively used drone operation and airspace administration community. Today Aloft’s patented airspace system powers over 50% of all airspace authorizations through LAANC within the US, and we’re constructing on these early UTM capabilities with a single focus of enabling the subsequent technology of flight. Advanced flight and BVLOS operations to drone supply and air taxis would require a brand new stage of airspace infrastructure and the Aloft crew, buyers, and companions couldn’t be extra excited to proceed executing on our mission with you.

Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, knowledgeable drone providers market, and a fascinated observer of the rising drone business and the regulatory setting for drones. Miriam has penned over 3,000 articles targeted on the industrial drone area and is a world speaker and acknowledged determine within the business.  Miriam has a level from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of expertise in excessive tech gross sales and advertising and marketing for brand new applied sciences.
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