AirMap to integrate its airspace intelligence into Kespry's UAS platform
AirMap and Kespry have announced a partnership that will result in Kespry’s automated UAS platform being equipped with AirMap’s best-in-class airspace intelligence, which includes airspace advisories, wind, and weather.
The new AirMap-Kespry integration provides the Kespry flight app with AirMap’s airspace intelligence. During the flight planning process, the app automatically surfaces AirMap airspace advisories, wind, and weather customized to the specific parameters of each flight, including the UAS operator’s pilot certification.
Preflight checks autofill this information in each mission plan, which helps operators move faster from field, to flight, to finish. With just a tap, airspace rules, temporary flight restrictions, and the locations of schools, prisons, hospitals, power plants and more can all be viewed.
“Kespry focuses on providing a complete solution for our industrial customers,” says George Mathew, CEO and chairman of Kespry.
“The integration of AirMap’s airspace and weather notification data directly into our application will enable our users to make decisions about flight safety and compliance directly within our autonomous flight planning application.”
AirMap CEO Ben Marcus adds, “by pairing AirMap intelligence and Kespry insights, drone operators can fly with more confidence than ever before. Safe, efficient, compliant drone flights are easy with AirMap and Kespry – an exciting example of how the AirMap platform powers drone innovation across the industry.”
Kespry’s autonomous Kespry UAS is part of an “end-to-end flight planning and data analytics platform” that provides actionable business insights to a variety of customers, including those in mining, construction, insurance, and other industries. The UAS can take off, collect high-resolution aerial data, avoid obstacles, and land all on its own without intervention from a human pilot.
Kespry is the first company in the UAS industry to integrate airspace intelligence from AirMap’s contextual airspace offering, which customizes rules and conditions to the exact specifications of each mission, including operator certification, flight location, and speed, height, and weight requirements.
Contextual airspace features are available right now to those who use AirMap’s web and mobile apps, and those features will be released through a contextual airspace API in 2018 to the entire AirMap community.