FAA, Kittyhawk introduce B4UFLY app for drone operators

Drone software provider Kittyhawk and the DOT´s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have announced the launch of a new version of B4UFLY, the free mobile app that lets drone operators check the status of airspace prior to flight, the company said.

The app determines what airspace restrictions are in effect at any location in the United States, in real-time.

B4UFLY is a tool in the safe integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS) that empowers recreational, commercial, and government drone operators with the situational awareness to fly safely and responsibly.

The new app leverages Dynamic Airspace, Kittyhawk´s patented airspace controller for managing real-time flight restrictions, authorizations, and guidance.

Kittyhawk unifies the mission, aircraft and data to empower safe and effective drone operations. The company develops full stack enterprise drone solutions for professional pilots and fleet managers in energy, insurance, media, transportation, and public safety.