Business Operations – Page 4

Drone Delivery Canada Brings its Work to Alberta UAS Test Site

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 10, 2017

Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has formalized an agreement to expand its testing from the Waterloo, Ontario, region to Foremost, Alberta, which has an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test range. DDC, based out of Vaughan, Ontario, focuses on the design, development [Read More]

Parrot Reorganizing Drone Business, Reducing Workforce

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 09, 2017

As of the end of the fourth quarter of 2016, Parrot has reported revenues of around EUR 85 million, which is below its target of around EUR 100 million, as announced at the end of November. In turn, as part [Read More]

Yuneec Announces Expanded Customer Service for U.S., Canada

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 06, 2017

Consumer drone company Yuneec International has expanded its customer service offerings in the U.S. and Canada. These customer service upgrades include a new one-year warranty on the Typhoon and Breeze drones, a total of 12 authorized service locations for after-warranty [Read More]

UAS Company AeroVironment Announces New Exec

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 21, 2016

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) provider AeroVironment Inc. has appointed Teresa Covington chief financial officer (CFO). Based in Monrovia, Calif., AeroVironment makes UAS, tactical missile systems, and electric vehicle charging and test systems. Most recently, the company unveiled the Quantix consumer [Read More]

Flirtey, 7-Eleven Carry out Slew of Autonomous Drone Deliveries

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 21, 2016

Flirtey says it has now completed 77 autonomous drone deliveries to customer homes in the U.S. The deliveries are the result of Flirtey and 7-Eleven’s commercial collaboration, which kicked off in July with an autonomous drone delivery to a customer’s [Read More]

Austin Company Rolls out Drone Workflow Software Solution

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 20, 2016

Austin, Texas-based Optelos says it is offering a new approach for creating integrated, collaborative and scalable drone programs: a turnkey solution for drone workflow. Optelos has created the Drone Work Advisor cloud software, along with the Drone Sync Field App. [Read More]

Drone Service Provider Spreads out Across Home State

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 19, 2016

Marking its first location outside of Grand Forks, N.D., drone service provider SkySkopes is expanding its North Dakota operations and opening an office in Minot. According to Matt Dunlevy, Minot – a “military-friendly community” – is a “perfect staging location [Read More]

UNICEF Bringing UAS Corridor to Malawi for Humanitarian Aid

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 16, 2016

The government of Malawi and UNICEF have announced the establishment of an air corridor to test the potential humanitarian usage of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). According to a press release from UNICEF, it will run for a maximum distance of [Read More]

Drone Racing League Inks Licensing Deal with Toy Company

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 16, 2016

The Drone Racing League (DRL) has inked a three-year licensing deal with Toy State, a toy manufacturer that has been around since 1984. The deal centers on the co-branded racing drone from Toy State’s upcoming drone line, Nikko Air. Nikko [Read More]

U.S. Air Force Vet Joins N.D. Drone Company SkySkopes

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 15, 2016

Lt. Gen. Vern M. “Rusty” Findley II, a highly decorated retired member of the U.S. Air Force, has joined SkySkopes as a senior consultant for business development. SkySkopes was the first North Dakota start-up legally approved by the Federal Aviation [Read More]