Drones in the News

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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Cargo Drones: Canada Proposes to Allow Low Risk BVLOS Operat…

Source: Drone Delivery Canada Transport Canada has issued a proposal that would allow very large drones, such as cargo drones, to fly beyond the remote pilot’s visual line of sight (BVLOS) when traveling in remote areas. The proposal takes a risk-based approach to flying beyond visual line of sight without …

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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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Giving Tomatoes Their Shots: The Future of Plant Medicine Ma…

Nobody likes getting a shot – but even plants might need them sometimes.  MIT researchers are exploring ways to administer injections to plants with drones. As described in the original article plants, much like people, get sick.  The treatment traditionally involves the spread of chemicals designed to mitigate or alleviate the …

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Ascentium Capital Wants to Finance Your Drone Enterprise [In…

The drone industry is new, and by any measure, still in a growth phase.  While the hype cycle might well be over, investment isn’t.  DRONELIFE interviewed Mark Guida, Vice President-Sales at Ascentium Capital, to discuss what type of clients they work with – and what the financing process looks like. Mark …

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SimActive Introduces Cloud Sharing and Reflectance Calibrati…

Montreal, Canada, June 9th, 2020 – SimActive Inc., a world-leading developer of photogrammetry software, announces the release of Correlator3D version 8.5. The new version allows users to share and visualize projects in the cloud. It also features new tools for the calibration and processing of multispectral imagery. Specifically, results can …

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Drone Insurance: How Many Commercial Drone Operators Insure …

Dronelife commercial drone insurance results As drones become increasingly integrated into the fabric of business, drone insurance is also a growing sector.  Many industries require commercial pilots to purchase insurance before flying – other pilots insure in order to protect their fleet and sensors.   Insurance for commercial drone flights …

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Woman In Drones Leadership Forum

Last month, the Facebook Live Unmanned Leadership Forum featured a great lineup of experts to answer your questions on all things unmanned.  This month drones leadership forum, host Randall Warnas of FLIR features a panel of incredible women in the drone industry. “We will be talking about industry insights and …

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DRONELIFE Minute Survey: How Optimistic are Drone Companies …

In our most recent DRONELIFE Minute Survey, we asked some of our followers to share their outlook for business in the near future. There are a lot of very significant drone business surveys, and a lot of very official forecasts for the drone industry.  The DRONELIFE Minute Survey makes no …

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Can Drones Control Locusts in India?

Image by Charles J Sharp – Own work, from Sharp Photography, sharpphotography, CC BY-SA 4.0, Locusts are invading India and other parts of the world in large numbers.  The locusts do tremendous crop damage when they swarm, consuming all of the crops in their path.  Spraying pesticides is the primary …

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