Archive for sensefly

senseFly Nabs ‘Anytime BVLOS’ Drone Approval in Home Country

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 09, 2017

senseFly has received Switzerland’s very first approval for “anytime beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS)” drone operations. According to the Swiss drone company, the country’s Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) granted senseFly permission to fly any of its eBee-branded [Read More]

senseFly and Agribotix Join Forces for Agricultural Drone Solution

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 11, 2017

Agribotix, a provider of drone-enabled agricultural intelligence, and senseFly, a producer of fixed-wing drones and a subsidiary of Parrot Group, have joined forces to offer an agricultural solution combining the eBee SQ agricultural drone and the Agribotix FarmLens software. By [Read More]

How to Assess Impact of UAV-Plane Collisions: Fly Them into Each Other?

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 18, 2016

The U.K.’s Department of Transport, Civil Aviation Authority and Ministry of Defence collectively called for the “secretive tests,” which will take place in restricted airspace in Wales.

senseFly’s Latest Fixed-Wing Mapping Drone Is Here

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 05, 2016

senseFly is rolling out its next-generation fixed-wing drone for survey-grade photogrammetric mapping, the eBee Plus. The fixed-wing drone features an elongated windspan for stable, long-duration flights of close to one hour. Additionally, it can document 220 hectares (540 acres) in [Read More]

New Partnership Brings senseFly Drones to Mining Customers

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 26, 2016

Through a new partnership, Swiss unmanned aerial vehicle manufacturer senseFly is enabling an end-to-end data collection and analysis solution for Maptek, which offers software, hardware and solutions for the mining industry. According to a news post from senseFly, Maptek will now [Read More]

senseFly’s New Ag Drone Covers 500 Acres in Under an Hour

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 31, 2016

Parrot Sequoia, meet your very own drone: senseFly’s eBee SQ, a fixed-wing system that combines precise crop imaging with large ground coverage.

‘Safer Together’ Initiative Addresses Risk of Drone, General Aviation Collisions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 18, 2016

Drone maker senseFly has teamed up with aviation navigation app Air Navigation Pro to launch Safer Together, an initiative to address the risk of mid-air collision between unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and general aviation (GA) pilots. According to the companies, [Read More]

senseFly Brings Drone Insurance, Finance & Lease Packages to U.S.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 02, 2016

Cheseaux-Lausanne, Switzerland-based senseFly has partnered with Ascentium Capital and Transport Risk Management to offer new drone insurance, financing and leasing packages in the U.S. Available immediately via senseFly’s network of U.S. distribution partners, the finance and insurance options allow senseFly [Read More]

Pix4D, senseFly Offering Workshop on UAS in Precision Ag

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 27, 2016

In collaboration with The InfoAg Conference, held Aug. 2-4 in St. Louis, senseFly and Pix4D are teaming up to offer a technical workshop on using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for precision agriculture. Taking place Aug. 4 from 1:00-4:30 p.m. at [Read More]

Skyward and senseFly Team Up for Drone, Operations Management Integration

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 29, 2016

Portland, Ore.-based Skyward and Lausanne, Switzerland-based senseFly are teaming up to deliver a custom operations management software and consulting services package for senseFly’s mapping drones. According to the companies, the partnership will create an end-to-end solution for drone operators in [Read More]

Virginia Companies Acquire senseFly eBee RTK to Enhance Mapping

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 14, 2016

Rice Associates Inc., a geospatial services firm based in Manassas, Va., and its business partner, Navigator CS LLC, recently acquired a senseFly eBee RTK unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to enhance their surveying and photogrammetry capabilities. Navigator CS – a service-disabled, [Read More]

senseFly Distributor Becomes Dubai’s First Commercially Approved Drone Company

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 13, 2015

Switzerland-based drone company senseFly, a Parrot company, says VPS, the exclusive distributor of senseFly products in the United Arab Emirates, has become the first company with a commercial drone permit issued by the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA). VPS offers [Read More]

Land Surveying Firm in Louisiana Gets senseFly eBee Drone Exemption

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 30, 2015

Bossier City, La.-based firm Landpoint says it has been granted a Section 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration to use the senseFly eBee RTK drone for aerial surveying and mapping. The company performs land surveying and engineering services for [Read More]

Positioning-Solutions Provider OK’d for senseFly eBee Drone Operations

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 20, 2015

RDO Integrated Controls, a provider of positioning solutions for customers in the construction, mining, engineering, survey and landfill industries, has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for commercial drone operations. The company was OK’d to fly the senseFly eBee unmanned [Read More]

UAS Provides ‘Unique Capability’ Following Vermont Train Derailment

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 13, 2015

A team from the University of Vermont was recently called in to deploy their senseFly eBee drone and capture nearly 300 images of a nonfatal Amtrak derailment.

Mid-Atlantic Company Goes with senseFly eBee UAS for Mapping

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 24, 2015

Caron East Inc., a dealer of surveying equipment in the Mid-Atlantic region, has received a Section 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration to commercially operate the senseFly eBee unmanned aircraft system (UAS). According to the company’s petition for exemption [Read More]

senseFly eBee Becomes Canada’s First Compliant Fixed-Wing UAV

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 22, 2015

Swiss drone manufacturer senseFly's eBee has become the first fixed-wing system to be designated a ‘compliant small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)’ by Transport Canada – a distinction that moves entities that use this drone a critical step closer to achieving [Read More]

Forensic Investigation Firm Gets FAA Approval for senseFly eBee

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 20, 2015

Donan, a Louisville, Ky.-based provider of forensic investigations, has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorization to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for aerial data collection applications that will assist the property insurance industry with claim inspections. Donan’s Section 333 exemption [Read More]

senseFly eBee Ag Drone Now Simplifies Flow of Data

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 13, 2015

Swiss drone manufacturer senseFly says it has optimized its eBee Ag unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) solution to simplify the flow of actionable data from the drone to the tractor. According to senseFly, the new software makes it easy for agricultural [Read More]

Ohio/Indiana UAS Center to Fly senseFly eBee for Cleveland Metroparks

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 27, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted two separate Certificates of Authorization (COAs) to the Ohio/Indiana Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center (OH/IN UASC) to conduct flight operations in support of Cleveland Metroparks. The team will be flying a senseFly eBee for [Read More]