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DroneDeploy Conference: The Future is Here

At this week’s DroneDeploy conference, DroneDeploy co-founder Mike Winn says that despite the challenges of 2020, the future of drone mapping, and the drone community, is here. In an opening address, Winn presented a fascinating view of the worksite of the future, using the construction industry as an example.  “Almost …

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Going to Attend Xponential Virtually? Check Out Some of Our …

One of the biggest commercial drone shows in the industry is AUVSI’s Xponential.  Our Editor-in-Chief, Miriam McNabb, will be participating in two sessions: as a panelist for Session 2065, Public Perception of Unmanned Systems on Tuesday, October 06, 2020: 9:45 AM – 10:30 AM; and as moderator for Session 2144, Charting …

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EHang’s Heavy Lift Drone for Medium-Haul Deliveries

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, has unveiled the EHang 216L.  EHang’s heavy lift drone is ideal for short-to-medium-haul air logistics – both in cities and rural areas. The EHang 216L can carry a payload of 200kg – about 440 pounds …

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What’s Happening With UTM? FAA Moves to Next Phase of Testin…

If you’ve been wondering what’s happening with UTM (unmanned traffic management) you aren’t alone.  That’s mostly because UTM isn’t just one policy or piece of technology, it’s a complex framework of regulations and solutions working together.  Remote ID regulation and technology, which has been in development for years now, is …

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Ambulance Drones: EHang Joins Ambular DRONELIFE

EHang Holdings has announced that it has been selected to join Ambular, an international project to design the ultimate emergency vehicles: ambulance drones.  “Supported by the International Civil Aviation Organization (“ICAO”), the project also seeks to inspire the global aviation community to unleash the potential of eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and …

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New Azur Drones Funding Shows Industry Investment Going Stro…

Azur Drones Investment in the drone industry is still going strong, as an Azur Drones funding announcement indicates.  The French drone manufacturer has received an additional $2.9 million in new financing from a private investor, bringing the total financing for the autonomous drone solutions provider to almost $29 million over four years. …

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How Do Drone Operators Get Clients? DRONELIFE Minute Survey.

It’s a question that we get often at DRONELIFE: How do drone operators get clients?   It’s a complicated question, but critical to the success of drone services companies and the thousands of independent licensed drone operators. In this DRONELIFE Minute Survey, we asked our readers how they’re finding jobs …

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Marketing Your Commercial Drone Business Now that the Trade …

Here at DRONELIFE, we make a living providing marketing opportunities and brand awareness for drone companies – so marketing plans are top of mind.  As the COVID-19 crisis continues, in-person trade shows and marketing opportunities fall to the wayside.  In this DRONELIFE Minute Survey, we asked what drone companies are …

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Drone Insurance SkyWatch and Embry-Riddle Announce Partnersh…

InsurTech platform SkyWatch.AI has announced a partnership with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (E-R) to develop drone education programs and provide reduced rates to Embry-Riddle students on their insurance offerings. As the premier aeronautical university in the U.S., Embry-Riddle has taken a leading role in drone education.  E-R provides drone education for pilots, …

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