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Oct 11, 2017 Drone Manufacturers Need SDKs: How Drone Platforms Thrive With Developer Support

The drone industry is thriving across hardware and software, but the gap between major manufacturers is widening. China-based DJI, the leader in drone manufacturing, represents 72% of the global market for all drones across all price points, according to a recent report from Skylogic Research, a drone industry analyst firm. This, according to the same report, represents an increase of 22% over last year. Rival firms, such as China’s Yuneec and U.S.-based Autel, are working hard to compete, but they’re still playing catch-up.

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September 31, 2017 DronesX - Exceeding Reasonable Expectations: The Evolution Of Boring Drone Operations

The tiny aircraft next to you peels off from the unlikely formation you’ve been flying in as it dramatically descends to complete its delivery of groceries, or blood, or maybe diapers. Inside the autonomous ride-sharing drone you’re sitting in...

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October 2, 2017 SUASNews - Kittyhawk Launches Comprehensive Risk Assessment Functionality

Kittyhawk, the platform that unifies the mission, aircraft, and data to empower safe and effective drone operations, today announced a core new Risk Assessment system and workflow developed in collaboration with CNN Air to further enhance the company’s commitment to safe and compliant drone operations for commercial teams and enthusiasts alike.

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Septmeber 31, 2017 DronesX - Exceeding Reasonable Expectations: The Evolution Of Boring Drone Operations

The tiny aircraft next to you peels off from the unlikely formation you’ve been flying in as it dramatically descends to complete its delivery of groceries, or blood, or maybe diapers. Inside the autonomous ride-sharing drone you’re sitting in...

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September 26, 2017 DroneBlog - Stories From The Flight Line: Lessons Learned From Responsible Drone Operation

A cold westerly wind was blowing at us 11 stories above San Francisco on a rooftop that Kittyhawk sometimes uses for its flight testing...

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September 5, 2017 FStoppers - Fstoppers Reviews Kittyhawk Flight App for UAV Drones

Since obtaining my FAA Part 107 certification and flying with the Phantom 4 Quadcopter, I have been pouring over flight apps like crazy. Kittyhawk, available for iOS and Android, has become my go-to app for every flight I make that provides a comprehensive flight workflow all in one location.

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August 31, 2017 DronesX - Exceeding Reasonable Expectations: The Evolution Of Boring Drone Operations

The tiny aircraft next to you peels off from the unlikely formation you’ve been flying in as it dramatically descends to complete its delivery of groceries, or blood, or maybe diapers. Inside the autonomous ride-sharing drone you’re sitting in...

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August 7, 2017 TechCrunch - Separating fiction from feasibility in the future of drone delivery

From donuts to life-saving anti-venom, drone delivery draws attention to what the technology might look like in a few short years. While the full potential of drones extends beyond transport, there’s little doubt that the fledgling technology will turn consumer package delivery upside down.

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August 9, 2017 DroneLife - The Best Places to Fly During the Solar Eclipse: Advice from Kittyhawk

The first total eclipse in 38 years will take place on August 21st, and drone operators are getting ready. While the eclipse offers a unique opportunity for some beautiful images, it’s important that the drone community fly safely and in accordance with federal and local regulations.

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August 7, 2017 DroneBlog - Loose, Juice, and Roost! Why Every Pilot Needs a Pre-Flight Checklist

The excitement that comes from flying a drone is hard to beat. Whether you’ve been building RC airplanes for years, or want to get the perfect selfie, it can be tempting to put a drone in the air as soon as you get your hands on it.

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July 13, 2017 SFBiz Times - Kittyhawk hunts commercial drone market

The company sells its platform in a tiered “freemium” pricing model. Kittyhawk now has 32,000 users and 80,000 logged flights on its platform across a range of industries.

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August 7, 2017 Aviation Today - DJI Unsure Why US Army Stopped Use of Its Drones

“We are very cognizant that our data is sensitive. We have a lot of customers that have a mandate from the federal government because they are critical infrastructure that none of their data can be stored in China,” Ziering told Avionics in May.

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June 23, 2017 Android Authority - 8 best drone apps for Android

You want to fly your drone and you want to incorporate your mobile device into the experience, you’ll need to download some apps, but which should you get? Your drone manufacturer will have an app, but what else can you get your hands on, join us for a rundown some of the best drone apps.

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May 17, 2017 Silicon Angle - Kittyhawk launches comprehensive commercial drone platform

Real-time drone operations app provider Kittyhawk.io Inc. announced today the launch of its drone flight management platform Flight Deck. The Flight Deck platform seeks to lighten the load on commercial drone pilots by bringing in-flight controls and functions alongside Kittyhawk’s existing operations...

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April 29, 2017 VentureBeat - The drone industry takes two steps forward

On Thursday the FAA released an entirely new kind of map that will open up controlled airspace for drone pilots. To date, controlled airspace was a broad five-mile radius around an airport that restricted drone flight. The new three dimensional grids are less draconian. Instead of indiscriminate five-mile circles around an airport, actual flight paths and neighborhood...

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More coverage

Exceeding Reasonable Expectations: The Evolution Of Boring Drone Operations August 31, 2017

ExpoUAV - Planning for and Enabling a Global UTM System June 28, 2017

DroneLife - Kittyhawk Drone Management Platform Integrates FAA Sectional Charts June 09, 2017

Inside Unmanned Systems - Kittyhawk Launches Flight Deck June 28, 2017

Silicon Beat - Drone crash cuts power to 1,600 PG&E customers in Mountain View and forces library evacuation, cops hunt white-haired man June 9, 2017

Unmanned Aerial - Kittyhawk Brings FAA Sectional Charts to Drone Management Platform June 13, 2017

SUASNews - Kittyhawk puts the sexy in sectionals 8 June 2017

Rotor & Wing - Xponential: No Longer Just for Military May 19, 2017

AUVSI - Kittyhawk releases Flight Deck for UAS May 19, 2017

Drone University USA - Kittyhawk.io Launches Flight Deck for Real-Time Drone Operations May 17th, 2017

Charged.io - Kittyhawk Flight Deck drone flight tracking made easy May 18, 2017

SUASNews - Kittyhawk.io Launches Flight Deck for Real-Time Drone Operations 17 May 2017

DroneLife - Kittyhawk.io’s Flight Deck offers Real Time Flight Ops May 17, 2017

DroneLife - What Did Xponential Tell Us About the State of the Commercial Drone Industry May 16, 2017

CommercialDrones.FM - DRONE INTELLIGENCE, INSIGHT, AND PEACE OF MIND WITH JOSHUA ZIERING May 16, 2017

UAVCoach - Kittyhawk Releases Android Version Of Their Popular iOS Application September 15, 2016

SUASNews - Kittyhawk Launches Live Drone Flight Tracking, Powered By AirMap November 13, 2016

SUASNews - Kittyhawk Release V2.0 Drone Flight Logging & Intelligence Application December 16, 2015

For the first time in history you can be a pilot, and not be an aviator. How do we take something that’s been extremely complex and make it approachable for the average person with a drone? - Joshua Ziering, Co-founder Kittyhawk

About Kittyhawk

At Kittyhawk, we believe the tools and software that power your drone operations should be as cool, innovative, and reliable as the aircraft you fly.

We're constantly expanding our platform and pushing new code to our APIs, web, and mobile apps to give pilots and commercial teams the best possible tools with the best possible data.

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