Business Operations – Page 10

Small UAV Coalition Unveils Drone Operator Directory

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 12, 2016

Want to hire a commercial drone operator? Ahead of the implementation of Part 107, the coalition has created an online marketplace to shop for one.

Autonomous, VTOL Drones Deployed to Boost Healthcare Delivery

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 09, 2016

New York’s Stony Brook University has teamed up with drone start-up Vayu to deliver lab samples from rural villages to research centers in Madagascar.

Amazon Wins Federal Support for Drone Deliveries Across the Pond

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on July 26, 2016

The company previously warned the FAA that it would move more of its Prime Air R&D outside the country if it did not gain adequate authorization.

7-Eleven Uses Flirtey Drone to Deliver Food to Reno Resident

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 22, 2016

The convenience-store giant says the store-to-home delivery, done in coordination with Flirtey and the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems, certainly won’t be the last one it conducts.

Drone Delivery Canada Happy with Initial Commercial Tests

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 21, 2016

Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) is reporting positive results from initial commercial testing on its next-generation drone logistics platform 4.0, which was operated in Waterloo with Canadian university research partners. Vaughan, Ontario-based DDC is a drone technology company focused on the [Read More]

Strat Aero Completes Acquisition of UAV Surveying Company Geocurve

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 15, 2016

Strat Aero PLC, an international aerospace company increasingly focused on the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) sector, has completed its acquisition of Essex, U.K.-based Geocurve Ltd., which specializes in UAV-based topographical surveys and inspections. Geocurve provides services using manned and unmanned [Read More]

AT&T Says It Is ‘Pushing the Envelope’ on UAV Possibilities

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 13, 2016

Earlier this year, AT&T and Intel teamed up to test how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can function on a long-term evolution (LTE) network. Now, AT&T has announced the trial launch of its “national drone program,” which will explore this and [Read More]

Scaling a Drone Business: Hints from a North Dakota Start-Up

Written by Rebecca Wilson on July 12, 2016

Matt Dunlevy has a vision for his company, SkySkopes, and it seems to be working. Though they opened their doors in late 2014 – less than two years ago – SkySkopes, based in North Dakota’s northern Red River Valley, already [Read More]

UAV Manufacturer Aeromao to be Acquired by Alta Vista Ventures

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 11, 2016

Vancouver, British Columbia-based Alta Vista Ventures Ltd. has signed a letter of intent to purchase a 100% interest in Aeromao Inc., a Mississauga, Ontario-based manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for survey and mapping purposes. Alta Vista has agreed to [Read More]

Former Alaska Airlines CEO Joins AirMap, Recognizes ‘Tremendous Promise’ of Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 30, 2016

AirMap, a start-up providing airspace information and services for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), has appointed William S. Ayer, former chairman and CEO of Alaska Airlines, to the board of directors. Ayer has also made an investment in the company. According [Read More]