Business Operations – Page 5

Amazon Prime Air Finally Delivers to Some Customers

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 14, 2016

Three years after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos first announced the concept, Amazon Prime Air, the company’s drone delivery service, has now executed its first customer delivery. According to a video released by Amazon, the operation took place on Dec. 7 [Read More]

Drone-Equipped Autonomous Car Among Ford’s Slew of 2016 Patents

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 12, 2016

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted Ford approximately 1,500 U.S. patents to Ford employees so far this year; this includes an invention for equipping autonomous vehicles with drones. The manufacturer’s system deploys a drone from an autonomous vehicle [Read More]

New Data Center to Augment North Dakota’s UAS Business Park

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 08, 2016

Grand Sky, an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) business and aviation park in North Dakota, has a signed a letter of intent with Grand Forks, N.D.-based EdgeData LLC to establish a 16,000-square-foot data center at Grand Sky. Construction of the facility [Read More]

Drone USA Forms Strategic Partnership with NASA Contractor

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 06, 2016

New York City-based Drone USA Inc., a developer, manufacturer and distributor of low-altitude unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and related technologies, has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Empirical Systems Aerospace Inc. (ESAero). Headquartered in San Luis Obispo, Calif., ESAero [Read More]

Start-Up Combines Drones, IoT and Remote Sensing for Construction Management

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 05, 2016

Unearth, a Seattle-based company providing construction management software, has raised $1.5 million in seed funding. The early-stage start-up says it aims to break down information barriers and resolve disputes in large-scale construction projects by using drones, remote sensing, computer vision [Read More]

Yuneec Announces New U.S. CEO

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 05, 2016

Electric aviation company and drone manufacturer Yuneec International has named Mike Kahn CEO of Yuneec USA. According to Yuneec, Kahn brings over 25 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry. Kahn will be responsible for the day-to-day management of [Read More]

GoPro Announces Layoffs, Cuts to Operating Expenses

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 30, 2016

Although citing “solid holiday demand” for its new HERO5 camera in the U.S., the company has announced a restructuring that will include the layoff of more than 200 full-time positions – plus the cancellation of open positions – for a [Read More]

University of Kentucky Plots Projects with UAS Company

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 30, 2016

Valmie Resources Inc. recently returned from visiting the University of Kentucky to discuss collaborating with students and faculty members on portions of future unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) projects. The Valmie team met with heads of the Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering [Read More]

Who’s Flying Beyond the FAA’s Commercial Drone Rules?

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on November 29, 2016

Since its Part 107 rules went into effect at the end of August, the FAA has green-lighted a number of approvals for nighttime drone operations, as well as a few other types.

Staples Teams up with Canadian Drone Delivery Company

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 29, 2016

Drone Delivery Canada (DDC), a drone technology company based out of Vaughan, Ontario, has announced a collaboration with office supplies giant Staples Inc. Under the new partnership, the two companies plan to explore the feasibility of developing, implementing and commercializing [Read More]