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Drone Earns It’s Keep in Indiana Farm – With an ROI Between …

Originally published by Rhonda Brooks on Farm Journal Magazine.  Re-published with permission from the author in its entirety. From Wiki Commons “Wind and hail took a big yield bite out of one of Mason Lantrip’s cornfields last summer. When the insurance adjuster showed up to verify the claim the two …

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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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Drone Funding: Paper Planes Ventures Flies $2M to Aerobotics

South African drone startup Aerobotics knows that paper airplanes are more than just childhood toys. The up-and-coming firm just received a $2 million boost in VC funding from Johannesburg-based Paper Planes Ventures. The Series A expansion brings the Paper Plane’s total investment to $4 million, an Aerobotics statement noted last …

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DroneLife Exclusive: The global UTM Market, India’s Impact a…

Belgium-based Unifly is one of Europe’s leading unmanned traffic management (UTM) providers, and has been at the forefront of developing UTM systems globally.  As the UTM market continues to grow, CEO Marc Kegelaers gives DRONELIFE readers his take on Unifly,  the relationship to Terra Drone India and their recent announcement, and …

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DroneLife Exclusive: CEO of Terra Drone India, Part of a Glo…

DRONELIFE recently caught up with Prateek Srivastava, CEO of Terra Drone India.  As India becomes a major player in the global drone industry, Srivastava gives his take on the commercial drone industry, unmanned traffic management (UTM), and where he sees the commercial market going in India. DRONELIFE:  Can you tell our …

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Delair Offers New Drone Platform Aimed at Construction, Mini…

French drone company Delair is taking artificial intelligence to a new altitude with the launch of the Delair Aerial Intelligence platform, a solution the company says will convert UAS-gathered images into “actionable business insights.” The platform provides custom analytic models for industries such as mining, construction, and agriculture to “enable …

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Dr. Henry Jones Sr. is Not the Only One Who Hates Rats: Dron…

One lesser known commercial usage of drones: to identify, and in some cases to mitigate or remove, invasive species. Invasive species –  in this case rats – have been a problem for the eco-system of parts of the Galapagos islands for many years.  Drones have proven to be an invaluable …

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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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The Ultimate Solution to Battery Endurance: Researchers Put …

Credit: Mark Stone/University of Washington It’s the ultimate solution to the problem of drone flight endurance – harnessing mother nature’s power.  Researchers from the University of Washington have put a tiny sensor backpack on bees to gather aerial data. Bees are more important to farming that you might have imagined.  …

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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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