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Virginia Tech Team Goes to Malawi to Collaborate on Building and Flying Drones on the UNICEF Corridor

The UNICEF drone testing corridor has generated major interest from research teams who want to use the corridor to test ideas in bringing drone technology to developing countries.  Virginia Tech reports that their research team has  designed a drone that could be built by Malawians and flown for medical delivery in a “low resource environment.” […]

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What the Administrator’s Fact Book Says – and Doesn’t Say – About Drones in the US

News and Commentary.  The FAA has just released the 2017 Administrator’s Fact Book.  The 27-page document provides metrics, statistics and information on everything from safety to staffing, and provides links to source documents and project descriptions.  It’s a good resource for anyone interested in US aviation – and the statistics concerning drones provide some insight […]

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Bell APT – Automatic Pod Transport

A very complicated looking transitioning delivery drone from helicopter manufacturer Bell was revealed in Fort Worth on Monday. Speaking to Bill Hanna of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Bell’s director of innovation, Scott Drennan said “Bell can engineer, build, certify, field and maintain these vehicles in ways that some of these newcomers cannot,” Drennan said. “That doesn’t […]

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Crossing drones with satellites, ESA eyes high altitude platforms

ESA is considering extending its activities to a new region of the sky via a novel type of aerial vehicle, a ‘missing link’ between drones and satellites. High Altitude Pseudo-Satellites, or HAPS, are platforms that float or fly at high altitude like conventional aircraft but operate more like satellites – except that rather than working […]

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Aerial Intelligence Pioneer Kespry Secures $33 Million in Series C Funding

Kespry, the leading aerial intelligence solution provider, today announced it has raised $33 million in its Series C round of funding, led by G2VP with Shell Technology Ventures, Cisco Investments, and ABB Ventures joining as new investors in the company. Each investor has a significant track record in supporting the growth of organizations focused on transforming the […]

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