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How to Bring in Customers to Your Newly Launched Drone Business

Erin Olsen on May 24, 2016

According to Skyward, navigating the changing regulatory landscape and marketing the business are two of the biggest challenges.

Skyward Rolls out New Features on Drone Operations Management Platform

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on May 12, 2016

Portland, Ore.-based Skyward, provider of a drone operations management platform, has expanded its airspace map to include global coverage, as well as introduced a suite of new features for commercial operators. Skyward’s cloud-based software integrates a drone airspace map with [Read More]

An Efficient Workflow for Commercial Drone Flights: Before, During and After

UAO Staff
Jessica Moody on April 28, 2016

Skyward recently spoke with Andrew Dennison, chief operating officer of LIFT Technologies – which works primarily on construction and surveying projects and is a division of Clayco Inc. – on the company’s workflow. The following are 12 steps to safe, [Read More]

Measure Launches Franchise System in Partnership with UAS Entities

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on March 22, 2016

Measure has launched a proprietary franchise system that the company says will work to convert existing commercial unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operators in the U.S. to Measure franchisees. Partners in the new operations, dubbed Measure Nationwide, include QuickSpark Financial, Robotic [Read More]

Skyward Rolls out New ‘Take Flight’ Package for UAS Operators

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on March 04, 2016

Portland, Ore.-based Skyward recently launched its Take Flight package, which the company says helps entities build safe and professional foundations for their unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations. According to Skyward, the new package includes the following components: Customizable versions of [Read More]

FAQs on the Ins and Outs of Running a Commercial UAV Operation

UAO Staff
Jessica Moody on February 23, 2016

Last week, a team of panelists – Tom Hallman, formerly with Pictorvision; David Day, executive vice president of Keystone Aerial Surveys; and Jon Ollwerther, chief marketing officer of Aerobo – joined Skyward’s webinar that provided tips for running a professional [Read More]

Running a Professional Drone Operation? Invest in a Good System Early On

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Jessica Moody on January 28, 2016

If your business is pioneering commercial drone applications in the U.S., there’s a good chance that you’ve already requested and been granted a 333 exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This is the first step to flying commercial drones [Read More]

Skyward Launches New Pricing Tier to Support Small Drone Businesses

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on January 21, 2016

Portland, Ore.-based Skyward, which provides an operations management solution for commercial drone entities, has introduced what it calls a low-cost pricing tier to help start-ups manage and grow their professional drone programs. Drone start-ups flying five or fewer flights per [Read More]

Skyward’s January Update Streamlines Your Drone Operations

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Ray Askew on January 14, 2016

For our latest round of updates, my team and I sat down and took a look at feedback from our customers and their business needs. We decided to build features that will help our customers run efficiently as they scale [Read More]

Skyward Releases Guide on Obtaining Commercial Drone Exemptions

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on December 10, 2015

Skyward, a Portland, Ore.-based provider of an information management platform for commercial drone operators, has released an eBook that dives into common questions on obtaining a Section 333 exemption for commercial unmanned aircraft operations. The eBook, “Getting Your 333: Your [Read More]

Drone Registration is Coming! It’s Going to be OK

UAO Staff
Jonathan Evans on November 30, 2015

When I first took flight as a 10-year-old from a dirt road in New England, I discovered what generations of pilots have known: The sky is the domain of freedom and adventure, recreation and innovation. To me, there is nothing [Read More]

Skyward Launches Solution to ‘Power the Next Generation of Aviation’

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on September 09, 2015

Portland, Ore.-based Skyward has launched version 1.0 of what it says is the first information management solution for commercial drone operators. Supported by a team of regulatory and operational experts, the cloud-based solution integrates a drone airspace map with flight [Read More]

UAS MAPPING 2015 Keynotes Include Skyward, Unmanned Experts

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on July 08, 2015

The program has been announced for the UAS MAPPING 2015 RENO symposium, sponsored by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). The second-annual conference will be held Sept. 29-30 at the Reno Ballroom in downtown Reno, Nev. In [Read More]

Skyward Secures Millions in Expansion Seed Capital

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on April 28, 2015

Skyward, the information platform for commercial drone operators, has announced a $4.1 million round of seed funding, which will be used to expand the company’s engineering and product development team. Skyward, based in Portland, Ore., connects drones and their operators [Read More]

Unmanned Experts, SkyWard Team up to Provide UAS Support

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on April 22, 2015

Unmanned Experts Inc. and SkyWard have partnered to provide training and regulatory support for commercial drone operators. As a result of the collaboration, customers will have access to a full-service package that will help them gain faster and safer access [Read More]

SkyWard, Robotic Skies Providing UAS Maintenance Solutions

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on February 25, 2015

SkyWard and Robotic Skies have formed a partnership to provide turnkey solutions for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) maintenance and compliance. Through SkyWard's digital system of record and Robotic Skies' global maintenance network, UAS operators can track and manage their fleet [Read More]

SkyWard Secures $1.5M for First Commercial UAS Management Platform

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on July 15, 2014

SkyWard, a provider of Drones as a Service software solutions, has raised $1.5 million in seed-round financing to build what it says is the first operations management platform for commercial robotic aircraft. Voyager Capital led the round, with participation from [Read More]