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Two New VPs Join Uplift to Augment Drone Services for Construction

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2017

Uplift Data Partners, a provider of drone operations management and data analysis, has appointed two new executives to its engineering and sales teams, Kinan Sweidan and Jamail Carter. Based out of Chicago, the privately held firm captures and analyzes aerial [Read More]

Virginia Firm Rolls out ‘Human-Centered’ UAS Solutions Suite

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 21, 2017

Falls Church, Va.-based Evans Inc., a provider of human-centered consulting solutions, including for aviation and healthcare, has launched a new unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) suite dubbed CAARMA. Evans, with 23 years of aviation experience, says its new suite addresses the [Read More]

UAV Biz Comes to New Jersey Airport’s Industrial Park

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 17, 2017

The Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) has announced that the County of Cape May, N.J., will be leasing an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) incubator space in a new building at the Cape May County Airport Industrial Park. The county [Read More]

Expert Drones Launches UAS Franchising Program, New York Store

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 17, 2017

Expert Drones, a subsidiary of Dronepire Inc., has publicly unveiled its unmanned aircraft system (UAS) franchising and partnership program, which includes a full-service drone store opening soon in Upstate New York. According to the company, the program allows potential owners [Read More]

Drone Team Grabs $1M Grand Prize in N.Y. Business Competition

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 16, 2017

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., has announced AutoModality, a drone team originally out of California, as the winner of the $1 million grand prize from GENIUS NY, a business competition focused on unmanned systems, cross-connected platforms and other technology-based sectors [Read More]

Drone Operator Association UAVUS Announces Updates

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 06, 2017

The U.S. Association of Unmanned Aerial Videographers (UAVUS) recently announced a new gold member program and new partnerships with BWI Aviation Insurance and TrackBill. The gold member program, which costs $19 annually, offers a UAVUS gold member ID card, a [Read More]

Saturday Night’s Alright for Flying: The Ins and Outs of Drone Ops in the Dark

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on March 01, 2017

Since the FAA’s Part 107 was announced last summer, many companies have been reaping the benefits of their additional drone waivers, especially for operations taking place beyond the daylight hours.

Another Massachusetts Start-Up Makes Mark in Drone Biz

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 01, 2017

Massachusetts start-up Dronegenuity has announced its entry into Babson College’s annual BETA challenge. Dronegenuity, based out of Hudson, Mass., and led by Babson business school alum Dan Edmonson, provides drone services to businesses throughout the U.S. The company believes it is [Read More]

UAS Training Company Emerges Victorious on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 27, 2017

Another drone start-up has successfully secured a big investment – not to mention, airtime to millions of viewers – via ABC’s “Shark Tank.” On Friday night’s episode, 26-year-old Abby Speicher, founder and CEO of DartDrones, made an impressive pitch to [Read More]

AirMap Announces Big Funding Round Led By Microsoft

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 23, 2017

Santa Monica, Calif.-based AirMap, which offers an airspace management platform for drones, has announced a $26 million Series B funding round led by Microsoft Ventures. Additional participants included Airbus Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Rakuten, Sony and Yuneec, as well as existing investors [Read More]