Business Operations – Page 2

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Further Embraces UAS Community

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), a general aviation group that has been around since 1939, is further embracing the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) sector by offering new membership options. According to an article from AOPA’s Jim Moore, aviation [Read More]

National Business Aviation Association Adds Unmanned Offering

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) says its online “Small UAS Ground School” has been approved for participation in the National Business Aviation Association’s Professional Development Program (PDP). According to USI, this is the only PDP-approved offering on the topic of [Read More]

UPS Tests out Truck-to-Home Autonomous Drone Delivery

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 21, 2017

In collaboration with Workhorse Group, UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of a UPS car, autonomously delivers a package to a home and then returns to the vehicle – while the delivery driver continues along [Read More]

Louisiana sUAS Company Gets Extra Oomph from Texas A&M Program

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 17, 2017

Baton Rouge, La.-based LandBros Aerial has received credentialing under Part 107 through the National Unmanned Aircraft Systems Credentialing Program (NUASCP) in Texas. The program was developed by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and the Lone Star UAS Center [Read More]

Verizon Acquires Drone Operations Management Company Skyward

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 16, 2017

Some big M&A action is happening in the commercial unmanned aircraft systems space: Portland, Ore.-based Skyward is now a Verizon company.

Drone-Detection Software Company Inks Investment, Notes Milestones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 13, 2017

Dedrone, a developer of software to detect unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) near critical infrastructure, has secured another investment, which the company will use to increase marketing and sales efforts, as well as global research and development (R&D). Led by Joerg [Read More]

DroneDeploy Teams With sUAS Manufacturer, Names New Execs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 09, 2017

DroneDeploy, a San Francisco-based provider of a cloud-based drone software platform, has added two new senior executives to its team, as well as inked its first drone reseller agreement. Scott Lumish – who previously held business development and OEM sales [Read More]

Financial Services Firm Mates with Drone Racing League

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 08, 2017

German financial services company Allianz has signed a multiyear, global partnership with the Drone Racing League. In turn, the firm is launching the Allianz World Championship series, which will include six races to test piloting skills and the limits of [Read More]

Super Bowl LI: Lady Gaga, Another Pats Win and 300 Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 06, 2017

Intel – along with its fleet of quadcopters – was responsible for that nifty halftime performance. So, how did the tech giant pull it off?

Caterpillar Invests in Drone Solutions Provider Airware

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 02, 2017

Aiming to advance work-site intelligence, Caterpillar Venture Capital Inc., an arm of construction giant Caterpillar Inc., has made a strategic investment in Airware, a provider of end-to-end solutions that turn aerial drone data into actionable business intelligence. Airware says the investment [Read More]