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Delair Digs Up New Drone Mining Client

French drone company Delair is digging up a lucrative agreement with global mining group Eramet to deploy UAV data solutions. The partnership will allow Eramet to access Delair Aerial Intelligence, a collaborative, drone-data platform that crunches aerial data into valuable business-facing insights. Launched in January, the platform provides custom analytic models for …

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Drone Company Kespry Flying High After Positive Survey

Drone-based aerial intelligence provider Kespry has to be pleased with a recent survey of  its 220 mining and aggregates customers. The survey reveals 20 percent of the firm’s clients report saving between $50,000 and $100,000 per year using Kespry’s drone-based solutions. Clients report using Kespry platforms at 3,311 worksites across North America, with …

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Drone Mapping: A Podcast with Jono Millin of DroneDeploy

Want to learn about what is going on with Drone Mapping Software?  Check out this podcast with Jono Millin one of the founders of DroneDeploy from our friends at Commercial Drone FM. Here is how they describe the show:  “Jono Millin is co-founder and Chief Customer Officer (CCO) at DroneDeploy, …

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Dark, Dirty and Dangerous: Flyability’s Collision-Tolerant D…

It’s been a mantra for the commercial drone industry since they got started – if you’ve got a job that is dark, dirty or dangerous, use a drone.  Swiss-based Flyability designs collision-tolerant drones that can perform visual inspections where even other drones can’t fly- into inaccessible spaces like mines, nuclear …

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Drones, Components, and Services: SkyTools is Poised to Fly …

Continuing our roundup of European companies we met at this week at the Commercial UAV Expo Europe is this interview with Ivanka Koster, CEO of Netherlands-based SkyTools. SkyTools is a full-service drone company: but their unique business model addresses the issue of outside service providers competing with the growth of …

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SETI Institute Drone Maps Iceland Lava Cave in Preparation f…

The SETI Institute is probably best known for its work scanning the stars for signs of extraterrestrial communications. But the organization’s remit is broader than that. Its many research teams work towards a noble goal: to explore, understand, and explain the origin and nature of life in the universe. Exploring …

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Q&A: Airobotics Digs into Drones and Mining

Israeli drone provider Airobotics is digging into new drone applications in the mining sector. Last week, the company offered a Q&A session with mining technology manager Dan Ward to deep dive into the future of drones and mining. The interview comes on the heels of a recent distribution partnership with South American …

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DJI Upgrades M200 Series & FlightHub With Night Flights & BV…

Night flights and beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations are coming and DJI is preparing the ground. Today the Chinese manufacturer launched an upgrade to their most popular enterprise drone and improvements to FlightHub, the company’s operation management platform. The Matrice 200 series is getting a serious revamp (and …

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DroneLife Exclusive: Drone Delivery is a “Reality that has I…

DroneLife recently caught up with David Rovira, Co-Founder and COO of Rigi Technologies, manufacturers of a new delivery drone built around the package.  (Check out the video below to see Rigi’s unique design.) David tells us about Rigi, where they fit in the delivery marketplace, and some of the challenges of using …

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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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