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Aeronyde, Safe Urban UAV Flight Systems, Closes Funding

December 11, 2017 - 10:23pm
aeronydeMelbourne, FL – Aeronyde, the aerial systems company enabling safe autonomous urban flight, today announced $4.7 million in seed financing to develop its end-to-end infrastructure for self-flying vehicles. Aeronyde is the first company to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) into a full-service system for the safe and secure operation of commercial drones. […]

GA-ASI Hosts High-Tech Aerospace Innovation Event in Partnership with Starburst Accelerator

December 11, 2017 - 10:19am
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), in partnership with Starburst Accelerator, a global aerospace and aviation incubator, hosted a selection committee entitled “The Future Is Now” at its headquarters in Poway, California on December 1st. The showcase featured pitch-style presentations from 10 aerospace startups sharing technology and innovations to a cross-section of industry experts and potential investors. The […]

Former Captain (US Army) Justin Haggerty to Take Full-Time Role as the International Drone Racing Association’s President & CEO

December 11, 2017 - 6:47am
idraBELLEVILLE, Mich. – The International Drone Racing Association (IDRA) has announced that the company’s founder, Justin Haggerty, will take a full-time role as President & CEO this December, after recently transitioning from the US Army. As a former Captain in the US Army and graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point, Haggerty brings […]

Experience a New Way of Flying Drones with Epson at Treasure Island this Saturday

December 9, 2017 - 4:53am
This Saturday at Treasure Island, Epson will be partnering with SF Drone School to deliver a hands-on experience with its Moverio® BT-300 FPV/Drone Edition smart glasses, allowing attendees to try the newly developed drone flight simulator by Epson. Hosted by Magic Sky USA, a DJI authorized retailer and proprietors of both a DJI store and […]

Invest in Lily, once more unto the breach

December 8, 2017 - 10:41am
Its Friday, time for a chuckle. I thought I had seen it all. A very brave investment move in a market place crowded with reliable proven platforms.. Also why are Americans not allowed to splash the cash?? Perhaps somebody could enlighten me. This is of course Lily Drone 2-0 the one with less features than […]

Specialist Master’s® in “Drones”, ENAC Applications for admission close soon

December 8, 2017 - 9:36am
Europe’s first advanced master’s programme dedicated to the operation and applications of drones will start on 8 January 2018. The programme’s full title is Unmanned Aircraft Systems Services and Management. All courses are taught in English. Applications are open until 15 December 2017. Admission requirements This Advanced Master’s is intended for French and international graduates […]

World Premiere of “FRANCHISE FREEDOM – a Flying Sculpture by Studio Drift in Partnership With BMW” During Art Basel in Miami Beach

December 8, 2017 - 4:28am
Last night at South Beach, Amsterdam based Studio Drift, Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta, presented their latest work “FRANCHISE FREEDOM – a flying sculpture by Studio Drift in partnership with BMW”. On the occasion of Art Baselin Miami Beach, 300 illuminated drones moved across the sky above the ocean mimicking a flock of birds and creating a performative artwork at the […]

Embry-Riddle Worldwide to Offer Free, Open-to-Public Online Drone Operation Course

December 7, 2017 - 10:02pm
embry-riddleEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus will once again offer a free, two-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on drone operation called Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Key Concepts for New Users. Scheduled to run from Jan. 22 to Feb. 4, the open-to-all course covers everything new users need to know in order to safely operate personal drones. Participants […]

ROAVR UAS sponsor Team Easy

December 7, 2017 - 8:13am
Well done ROAVR | UAS who are the main sponsor for Team Easy in 2018. Drone Stuff This Week regular, David Walters is a member of Team Easy, a group inspired by ‘Easy Company’, one of the most decorated units of World War Two. In their own words a band of misfits that have come […]

V-cube Robotics Participated in World Bosai Forum Held in Sendai City

December 6, 2017 - 11:51pm
cellular droneV-cube Robotics, Inc. (Headquarters: Shibuya, Tokyo; Representative Director and President: Taishin Demura), a provider of commercial drone solutions to enterprise and local government, participated in the World Bosai Forum/International Disaster and Risk Conference 2017, Sendai, Japan on November 27, 2017. The forum reports on the latest research results and initiatives related to disaster risk reduction, […]

MSAB and Kovar & Associates Agree to Partner on Drone Forensics Work

December 6, 2017 - 12:46pm
MSAB and Kovar & Associates announced today that the two companies have signed an agreement to work together to expand the drone forensics capabilities offered by MSAB. David Kovar, president and founder of Kovar & Associates, is recognized as a leading expert on drone forensics. He will serve as a subject matter expert and consultant […]

Bell APT – Automatic Pod Transport

December 6, 2017 - 5:02am
A very complicated looking transitioning delivery drone from helicopter manufacturer Bell was revealed in Fort Worth on Monday. Speaking to Bill Hanna of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Bell’s director of innovation, Scott Drennan said “Bell can engineer, build, certify, field and maintain these vehicles in ways that some of these newcomers cannot,” Drennan said. “That doesn’t […]

Crossing drones with satellites, ESA eyes high altitude platforms

December 6, 2017 - 3:53am
ESA is considering extending its activities to a new region of the sky via a novel type of aerial vehicle, a ‘missing link’ between drones and satellites. High Altitude Pseudo-Satellites, or HAPS, are platforms that float or fly at high altitude like conventional aircraft but operate more like satellites – except that rather than working […]

Aerial Intelligence Pioneer Kespry Secures $33 Million in Series C Funding

December 5, 2017 - 10:18pm
Kespry, the leading aerial intelligence solution provider, today announced it has raised $33 million in its Series C round of funding, led by G2VP with Shell Technology Ventures, Cisco Investments, and ABB Ventures joining as new investors in the company. Each investor has a significant track record in supporting the growth of organizations focused on transforming the […]

Measure Expedites Problem Resolution for Electrical Utilities with New Drone Toolkit for Linemen

December 5, 2017 - 10:13pm
Measure, the largest U.S. provider of drone services to enterprise customers, today announced a new drone toolkit that enables electrical utilities to build a professional drone inspection program staffed by their own linemen. The package trains and equips linemen to quickly and safely identify structural defects and damage on transmission lines, towers and substations, making it possible […]

UMS SKELDAR and ESG complete week-long R-350 flight demonstrations for Bundeswehr

December 5, 2017 - 12:27am
UMS SKELDAR provides modified R-350 to ESG for use as Unmanned Mission Avionics Test Helicopter (UMAT); concludes successful first flight demonstration with The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support UMS SKELDAR and key partner ESG (ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH) have successfully completed a week of flight demonstrations with the new R-350 […]

Epson Launches Holiday Rebate Program for Epson Moverio BT-300FPV Drone Edition Smart Glasses

December 4, 2017 - 11:33pm
To kick off the holiday season, Epson announced today the launch of its consumer rebate program, offering a $100 discount for those purchasing its award-winning Epson ® Moverio ® BT-300FPV Smart Glasses (FPV/Drone Edition).The promotion is available now and will be applied instantly at point-of- sale (POS) through the end of December. The Epson Moverio […]

Kittyhawk Enterprise Drone Platform Launches Intelligent Flight Profiles

December 4, 2017 - 10:56pm
Kittyhawk, the leader in commercial drone operations and management, today announced Flight Profiles,  a key new feature to its expanding enterprise platform. After collaborating with customers, it became clear that as more organizations teams leave the “freelancer” or “contractor” model and begin to train more employees to fly, that a set of “common-sense” presets was […]

14 CFR Part 107 (UAS) – Drone Operators Are Not Pilots

December 4, 2017 - 10:49pm
Neil Ludwig “Owning a drone does not a pilot make” (Morritt, 2017). Why does only answering a few questions give someone the ability to fly through the skies like piloted aircraft? The ability to obtain a Part 107 Remote Pilot License could be made more difficult and like manned aircraft have harsher penalties for violations […]

SkyX Drone Completes 100km Flight for Oil & Gas Market

December 4, 2017 - 9:10pm
SkyX Systems Corporation, the Canadian leader in long-range unmanned aerial monitoring and data collection, is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed an unmanned data collection flight of 100km, one of the longest journeys in its class. Taking place in Mexico, the firm successfully flew its SkyOne Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) on an autonomous data mission […]