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DRONELIFE Exclusive: Mothership CEO Makes the Case for Blimp…

Image supplied by Mothership Most of us in the drone industry can agree that it’s the data – not the aircraft – that provides value.  But what if the aircraft is a blimp instead of a drone?  DRONELIFE spoke with Jonathan Nutzati, CEO of Mothership Aeronautics about his recent announcement of …

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Astigan: Ordnance Survey To Launch High-Altitude, Solar-Powe…

National mapping agency for Great Britain and leading geospatial data organization Ordnance Survey (OS) has announced plans to launch a solar-powered drone that will fly at high altitude to complement existing satellite mapping systems. The aim of the High Altitude Psuedo Satellite (HAPS) project, called Astigan, is to provide faster, higher quality images …

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Airobotics gets Waiver from FAA for BLOS flights over People…

Drone safety systems company, ParaZero Technologies Ltd (ASX: PRZ), announced today that its customer, Airobotics, has secured a Certificate of Waiver (CoW) from the Federation Aviation Authority (FAA) that allows them to fly Beyond Visual Line of Sight for automated drone operations over people. Airobotics’ drone system integrates ParaZero’s SafeAir …

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Three Forces That Shaped the Drone Industry in 2018

Guest post by leading drone industry analyst Colin Snow of Skylogic Research. This was a big year for the commercial drone industry as a whole. It saw a significant increase in the business adoption, the expansion of the FAA’s LAANC program (the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability that provides …

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Agile Drones that Fold to get Through T…

Image: University of Zurich Compact and foldable, portable drones are great for carrying – but can the advantages of a folding drone be realized during flight? Researchers at the University of Zurich, with others, have come up with a drone that folds during flight to get through tight spaces. Davide …

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Former FAA head, Michael Huerta joins ParaZero Advisory Boar…

Michael Huerta ParaZero, the Tel-Aviv based drone recovery systems company announced today that former US FAA Administrator Michael Huerta has joined their advisory board. Mr. Huerta was nominated by US President Barack Obama and finished out his five year term under President Donald Trump.  He finished his out his 5 …

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Technology and Services Giant IBM wants to use Block Chain t…

IBM has applied to patent a system that would use block chain technology to tackle privacy and security concerns for drones, according to a filing published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) September 20, 2018. IBM joins a list of more traditional technology companies that are looking to supply technology solutions, in this …

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Drone company Airware Crashes – DRONELIFE

Drone operating system startup Airware on Friday apparently informed employees it will cease operations immediately despite having raised $118 million from top investors like Andreessen Horowitz, Google’s GV, and Kleiner Perkins as well as established non-venture capital firms such as Caterpillar. While we could find no formal announcement as of …

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