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Jul 12, 2017 | Industry News

Fortress Solutions has formed a new subsidiary, Fortress UAV, with the goal of providing aftermarket repairs for the millions of drones sold each year in North America.  Crashes are all too common for new drone users, and by Fortress UAV’s estimate, 30% of new drone buyers crash their drones in the first week of use….

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Jun 20, 2017 | Industry News

3DR has partnered with SoftBank C&S to bring its aerial data platform Site Scan to construction and engineering professionals in Japan. SoftBank’s reputation in Japan as a quality distributor of IT services and communications will play a key role in convincing companies within AEC industry to adopt 3DR’s software and drones to manage their construction,…

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Jun 14, 2017 | Industry News

Industry-leading professional service network EY plans on utilizing drones to improve the accuracy and inventory during its audits. They have started a pilot project to test the reliability and efficiency of UAV data collection with EY’s Assurance global audit digital platform. EY cited examples of drone use for auditing automotive manufacturers, and retail sectors. Drones…

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Jun 06, 2017 | Industry News

On May 25, 2017, the FAA-designated Nevada UAS Test Site and its NASA Partners flew five different Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or drones) demonstrating multiple operational scenarios, including parachute initiated emergency supply deliveries and aerial survey operations.  In addition to flying the specific NASA Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) missions, the UAVs were…

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May 24, 2017 | Industry News

DJI is adding a new drone to its product line. Spark is a new mini camera drone designed to lift off from the palm of your hand and capture moments on the go. According to the company, Spark is the first drone that enables hand control gestures, enabling users to control the camera and drone…

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May 12, 2017 | Industry News

Airbus launched its U.S. base and operations of a new commercial drone start-up, named Airbus Aerial, at the AUVSI Xponential tradeshow and conference in Dallas. With bases both in the U.S. and in Europe, Airbus Aerial’s initial business will focus on developing new imagery services. These services will leverage the best software and aerospace technology…

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May 10, 2017 | Industry News

Intel is looking to advance its position in the commercial drone market with new capabilities and solutions. Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel, kicked off AUVSI XPONENTIAL this week with the unveiling of the Intel Falcon 8+ drone. This new unmanned aerial vehicle is designed for professional drone service providers.   “As companies consider commercial drone…

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May 09, 2017 | Industry News

Parrot is widely known in the drone industry for its consumer drones, but the company wants to start making a name for itself on the commercial side. The company announced two new B2B drone solutions. The new offerings focuses on precision agriculture for farmers and agronomists as well as mapping and inspection industries including construction,…

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