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Aerodyne Acquires Measure’s Inspection Services Business

Measure’s inspection services business has been acquired by Asia Pacific company Aerodyne, forming a new joint venture entity – Aerodyne Measure – for drone services.  Measure will continue to operate independently as an enterprise software provider: Measure CEO Brandan Declet Torres comments that the partnership will significantly expand the user …

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Skywatch.AI Partners with Parazero: Drone Pilots Save Money …

Two players in the commercial drone space have just announced a partnership to help reduce insurance costs for commercial drone pilots.  It’s a partnership that makes sense – an InsurTech platform that’s all about quantifying risks, and a developer of drone safety systems proven to significantly reduce those risks: these …

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SimActive Adds New LiDAR Workflow Functionality

SimActive has just announced some additional functionality removes some of the manual processes currently needed to process softificated imagery.  From their press release below: “Removing the need to manually tag GCPs facilitates the integration of LiDAR data with imagery”, said Dr Philippe Simard, President of SimActive. “Our clients can benefit …

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David and Goliath: How Small Retailers in Iceland are Taking…

In English, a paradigm shift or major new idea may be referred to as an “Aha” moment: so the name of this innovative urban delivery service is appropriate in multiple languages. At last month’s Commercial UAV Show in London,  we met Maron Kristofersson, CEO and Founder of Aha.is, a drone …

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WorkHorse, USOG Will Launch Medical Drone Delivery Program

Source: WorkHorse Group Transportation-solutions provider Workhorse Group is partnering with Unmanned Systems Operations Group to launch a pilot drone-delivery program focusing on the medical sector. The initiative will deploy Workhorse’s HorseFly, an octocopter drone designed and built by the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Science. If all …

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Drone Delivery Canada Lands Agreement with Edmonton Airport

Source: Drone Delivery Canada Toronto-based Drone Delivery Canada is partnering with Air Canada and the Edmonton International Airport to launch the world’s first airport-based, drone-delivery hub. Edmonton Regional Airports Authority and DDC will build flight routes from EIA using the drone firm’s DroneSpot takeoff and landing zones utilizing DDC’s drone flight …

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AeroVironment’s VAPOR Helicopter Drones Offer Endless Possib…

AeroVironment acquired Pulse Aerospace earlier this year for $25.7 million – and acquired the VAPOR Helicopter UAS series with it.  At last month’s Commercial UAV Expo, DRONELIFE got to see it up close – and talk to AeroVironment about what VAPOR can do. AeroVironment has long been an industry leader …

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UPS Drone Delivers First-ever Prescriptions to Customers’ Ho…

Source: UPS UPS and CVS have delivered drone history that could literally be just what the doctor ordered. The carrier giant’s aerial subsidiary UPS Flight Forward partnered with drug-store chain CVS to complete the first-ever American commercial drone delivery of a prescription to a customer’s home – a mission both …

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