Business Operations

Airbus Pushes Forward With Skyways Drone Delivery Initiative

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 20, 2017

Airbus Helicopters is collaborating with Singapore Post (SingPost) for the “Skyways” project, which will deploy unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for parcel deliveries. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by Jean-Brice Dumont, Airbus Helicopters’ executive vice president of engineering and [Read More]

sUAS Company Aeryon Labs Announces Executive Shake-Up

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 18, 2017

Waterloo, Ontario-based small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) provider Aeryon Labs Inc. has appointed Bill McHale CEO of the company. In turn, current CEO Dave Kroetsch will take on the role of Aeryon’s first chief technology officer (CTO). Bringing more than 20 [Read More]

Verizon Moves Forward on ‘Airborne LTE’ Drone Initiative

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 12, 2017

Last week, Verizon teamed up with American Aerospace Technologies Inc. (AATI) to determine how drones can create a large area of wireless coverage by delivering LTE services from the air. According to an update from the telecommunications company, this latest [Read More]

Martha Stewart Still Really Loves Drones

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on April 10, 2017

Martha Stewart, who is no stranger to drone technology, recently invited a drone into her kitchen to deliver some butter, neatly packaged with a pretty bow, of course. “Where the heck is the butter?” Stewart said in a live Facebook [Read More]

Insurance Company Set to Leverage Drones

Posted by Michael Bates on April 06, 2017

Allstate says it is prepared to mobilize a “fleet of drones” in Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas in order to help assess property damage that might occur during the states’ coming storm season. The company notes that this initiative [Read More]

6,000 Roof Inspections by Drone in Two Years

Posted by Michael Bates on April 06, 2017

BetterView, a company that specializes in capturing and analyzing data from drones, says it has reached a new milestone by performing more than 6,000 rooftop inspections for insurers. The company, which began operations two years ago, developed a proprietary software [Read More]

Matternet Drone Deliveries to Become ‘Everyday Occurrence’ Between Hospitals

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 03, 2017

Last month, Swiss Post, the Ticino EOC hospital group and Menlo Park, Calif.-based drone manufacturer Matternet launched a joint project to use delivery drones to transport laboratory samples autonomously between two EOC hospitals in Lugano, Switzerland. Now, the country’s Federal [Read More]

DroneDeploy Delves into Latest Trends in Commercial UAS

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 30, 2017

According to DroneDeploy, its latest report underscores the “tremendous growth” in commercial drone adoption over the last year.

HAZON Launches Drone Development Program for Enterprise Clients

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 28, 2017

HAZON Solutions, a Virginia Beach, Va.-based provider of drone inspection services, has launched the HAZON Drone Capability Development (DCD) program, a suite of services designed to support enterprise clients who are establishing an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operation program. The [Read More]

Drone Mapping Company Becomes First Tenant at New Embry-Riddle Center

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 27, 2017

Aerial Applications, a Newtown, Pa.-based provider of drone-based mapping, has signed on as the first flex-lease tenant at the John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex (MicaPlex), part of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Research Park in Daytona Beach, Fla. Under a [Read More]