Business and Finance

Southern Company Chooses Skyward For Drone Program Expansion

Energy provider Southern Company has announced plans to expand its existing drone program with assistance from Verizon-owned Skyward. The move follows Southern Company and its affiliates’ established use of drone technology for remote inspections, wire transport and damage recovery assessments. In fact, the company claims to be the first utility to …

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DJI Opens UAS Training Centers in Europe

DJI has launched a UTC (Unmanned Aerial Systems Training Center) program in the Netherlands. The move will provide businesses and commercial pilots in Europe with a place to train and learn how best to use drone technology for professional applications. The European UTC program will offer training in the classroom and …

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Flyability’s Elios Drone Passes Nuclear Radiation Tests

Swiss drone manufacturer Flyability has made a name for itself with its rugged Elios drone, which flies in an insect-inspired frame and effectively bounces off obstacles. This kind of capability has obvious applications in public safety and industries such as construction and mining, where the working environment isn’t always friendly. …

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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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A Closer Look at senseFly’s New eBee X

Amid the avalanche of product and service launches, partnership announcements and general industry news at Interdrone earlier this month, senseFly, a division of French drone manufacturer Parrot, unveiled a new modular drone for aerial mapping and surveying. On paper, the eBee X looks like a useful fixed-wing aircraft that should …

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The Evolution of a Drone Company: Parrot Builds an End-to-En…

Parrot CEO Henri Seydoux has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to reading the drone industry.  In 2018, Parrot has evolved from a consumer electronics company to a drone solutions provider offering an impressive range of products. In a late 2015 article in Forbes magazine, Seydoux predicted …

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Drone Delivery Company Flirtey tests delivery of Automated E…

As companies are working to integrate Drones into the US commercial airspace,  Drone delivery company Flirtey has moved this forward by conducting its first drone flights in Reno, Nevada, as part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned (FAA) Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program on September 12.  It is one of …

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