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Intel Acquires German Drone Company MAVinci

Silicon valley giant Intel has acquired German drone company MAVinci, for an undisclosed price.  At this week’s Commercial UAV Expo, Anil Nanduri, Vice President of the New Technology Group and General Manager of the UAV segment at Intel, said that the acquisition gives Intel a “full portfolio” of fixed-wing and multi-rotor solutions …

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Delair-Tech Partners with microdrones

French drone manufacturer Delair-Tech announced a partnership with German company microdrones at this week’s Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas.   Delair-Tech is a leader in commercial fixed wing drones, and the partnership with microdrones, a developer of industrial-grade multicopters, creates a significant new presence in commercial drones. The partnership will combine the R …

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The FAA Has a Waiver Problem – and They Know It.

During a discussion panel at this week’s Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas, FAA attorney Dean Griffiths revealed Part 107 waiver statistics – and they don’t look good.  As of last month, the FAA had received 912 requests for Part 107 waivers – and had issued 23.  They had disapproved or …

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Mavic Pro Shipping Update – DJI Admits to “Issue” with Part

The Latest Mavic Pro Shipping Update We’ve been following the continued delay of DJI’s new Mavic Pro very closely. We speculated that there was more going behind the scenes than the company was letting on, and it looks like we were right. We’ve been contacted by many Mavic Pro pre-orderers, …

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What it Takes to Succeed in Drones

Mark Bathrick, of the US Department of the Interior, should know what it takes to succeed in commercial drone business.  He runs a department that is one of the United States’ leaders in use and integration of UAV technology.  His department runs a project managing over 500 million acres and using …

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Update on Delayed Mavic Pro – We Ask DJI Your Questions

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So what’s going on at DJI? Having originally intended to ship the Mavic Pro in the middle of October, orders only started to be dispatched on October 21st. It wasn’t a huge delay in the grand scheme of things, especially compared to some of its industry peers. But many target=”_blank”> …

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