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Flytrex Gets FAA Approval for One Mile Drone Delivery

Flytrex gets FAA approval to expand its delivery radius to one mile – which means the company can now deliver to 10,000 homes. Flytrex is offering on-demand drone delivery for food and retail in North Carolina.  The company boasts collaboration with more leading restaurants and retail chains than any other drone …

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FAA Video for New Drone Pilots Holiday Message

An FAA video for new drone pilots (watch below!) has valuable information about the basic rules.  If you’re getting – or giving – a drone for the holidays, watch this first.   (Written summary below video link: for more information, be sure to visit the FAA UAS page.) For the …

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HerMes Multicopter Will Feature Renewable Materials

Project HerMes Multicopter of Renewable Materials: Ultra-light, and recyclable. UAS-manufacturer Leichtwerk Research GmbH, eco-material-researcher Fraunhofer WKI and adhesives specialist Jowat SE have teamed up for the collaborative development of an innovative new multicopter, dubbed Project HerMes. The model features ultra-light structural designs crafted from renewable lightweight materials such as wood …

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Cranford Police Use Drones for Hurricane Ida Response

image courtesy Cranford Police Cranford Police Department Uses Drones in Hurricane Ida Response Efforts by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Recently, the Town of Cranford, New Jersey Police Department incorporated a drone program into its equipment arsenal. This addition to the Department provided aid in a number of missions …

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Swoop Aero BVLOS Approval in Australia

Swoop Aero Obtains BVLOS Approval in Australia By DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has granted Australian drone logistics company Swoop Aero BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line Of Sight) approval for medical logistics operations in Queensland. The approval lets Swoop Aero operate in a fully …

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Zipline Receives Secretary of State Award

Zipline Receives Secretary of State Award for Corporate Excellence in Health Security, a high honor – and validation for medical drone delivery around the world. by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Today, Zipline, the world leader in instant logistics, was awarded the U.S. Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate …

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DroneUp Acquires AirMap Drone Operations at Scale

DroneUp acquires AirMap: combining global airspace management with DroneUp’s network, fleet, and infrastructure. Tom Walker, DroneUp’s CEO, doesn’t do things by halves. DroneUp has grown swiftly as a drone services provider; developing proprietary software, infrastructure, and a robust, well-trained pilot network.  They’ve been instrumental in defining the boundaries of what …

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