Kespry is incorporating AirMap airspace intelligence into its automated unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) solution.
Menlo Park, Calif.-based Kespry is incorporating AirMap’s contextual airspace offering, which tailors 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 currently available to users of AirMap’s Web and mobile apps and will be released to the entire AirMap community via a contextual airspace API in 2018.
The new integration brings AirMap’s features to the Kespry flight app. During the flight planning process, the app automatically surfaces AirMap airspace advisories tailored to the parameters of each flight. Airspace rules; temporary flight restrictions; weather; and the locations of schools, prisons, hospitals, power plants and more can be viewed with just a tap. In turn, operators can more easily make sure they are compliant with all relevant airspace conditions and requirements.
Kespry manufactures the autonomous Kespry drone, part of an end-to-end flight planning and data analytics platform for customers in mining, construction, insurance and other industries. The Kespry drone can take off, gather high-resolution aerial data, avoid obstacles and land without the help of a human pilot.
“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.”
“Kespry customers are flying complex new missions every day, changing the face of industries like construction, mining and insurance,” adds AirMap CEO Ben Marcus. “By pairing AirMap intelligence and Kespry insights, drone operators can fly with more confidence than ever before.”