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AUTONOMOUS DRONES FOR INDUSTRIAL SITES

The push for digitalization in the global business age exacerbate with challenges familiar to manufacturers. Increased volatility in prices and availability of raw materials, the response to rapid swings between product shortages and capacity overages, staff fluctuations, concerns about intellectual property security, and the frequent movement or closure of industrial sites - all increases competitiveness and search for efficiencies.Autonomous drones help companies respond to time, cost, and quality restrictions, while dynamically positioning them to respond to future technology- and data-driven demands.ENSURING INDUSTRIAL SECURITY Read More »


FROM EXCEL TO EXCELLENCE

The story of how one Co-op turned 3000 images in Excel into actionable insights about their assets. “Successful people don’t keep up. They stay ahead.” Read More »


A MEDICAL CHECK FOR YOUR UTILITY

Colorado Aerial Imaging’s insights to being a successful DSP. “I see a lot of people worrying about drones invading their privacy. It never worried me much. My life is just not that exciting – people flying over my house; they won’t see anything that they could sell to a news outlet and make good money.I’m not Tom Cruise.” – Scott Fredericksen, CEO, Colorado Aerial Imaging Though he might be a few movie-deals behind, Scott Fredericksen has the edge on Cruise, when it comes to aviation expertise. With 21 years in the US Army National Guard flying BlackHawk’s (UH-60), Huey’s (UH-1) and Scouts (OH-58s), he knows his way around a cockpit. He even ended up as the Aviation Battalion Commander in Colorado, before he left to become an entrepreneur four years ago. Joined forces With a degree in Aerospace engineering and a professional software engineer, it made sense to Scott, to start a company in the drone industry. He partnered with a former UH-60 Blackhawk crew chief and frien... Read More »


ZeroAvia Announces £2.7m UK Government Grant for the Development of Zero Emission Aviation

Project partner Intelligent Energy will optimise its higher power fuel cell technology for aviation use cases. Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) and Innovate UK back the development of ZeroAvia’s hydrogen fuel cell powertrain for commercial aviation “HyFlyer Project” puts the UK at the forefront of R&D around decarbonising aviation and represents significant opportunity to enable the UK’s 2050 Net Zero strategy Industry-leading innovators Intelligent Energy, the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), Cranfield Aerospace Solutions (CAeS) and Cranfield University to collaborate with ZeroAvia  CRANFIELD, UK, September 18th, 2019 -- ZeroAvia, the leading innovator in decarbonising commercial aviation, today announced that it has received a £2.7m (US$3.3 million) grant from the UK Government to support in the development of the principal technology to enable practical, zero emission aviation in comm... Read More »


SKYCORP & The Bionic Eye: Upgrade Your Drone System with Hydrogen Technology

SKYCORP, a Drone Major supplier and the provider of Europe’s only commercially available hydrogen drone (e-Drone Zero) has recently announced a joint service relationship with The Bionic Eye – a project they are calling H2DroneUnlock. This strategic collaboration will provide current drone hardware providers with the opportunity to revolutionise their offerings with the integration of a Hydrogen Fuel Cell powered system.To SKYCORP, the benefits of Hydrogen Fuel Cell power (as opposed to traditional LiPO batteries) include the following:3+ times longer flight endurance on multicopters Refuelling reduced to 1-2 minutes Improved workflow Improved flight characteristics Zero emissions Read More »


Intelligent Energy leads UAV fuel cell power market with launch of 2.4kW module

Intelligent Energy is to launch a market leading 2.4kW fuel cell power product for the commercial UAV market at the largest industry show, AUVSI Xponential 2019, Chicago (30 April – 2 May).In just 18 months, Intelligent Energy has launched four products specifically designed for commercial UAVs. These products provide a solution to the constraints of battery power and offer minimum downtime and fast refuel, making them a compelling option for the commercial UAV market.Recently, Intelligent Energy’s 800W Fuel Cell Power Module – launched just eight months ago - was used to achieve a new Guinness World Record for the longest multi rotor flight time, conducted by South Korean company MetaVista. The multi-rotor UAV flew for 12 hours, 7 minutes and 5 seconds using liquid hydrogen to fuel the module. This record greatly exceeds the previous one held for 2 hours, 6 minutes 7 seconds, demonstrating just what can be achieved. Read More »


Fly Your Drone Safely with Moonrock Insurance and Consortiq

Moonrock Insurance, a Drone Major Group supplier, is excited to announce a new partnership with Consortiq to promote safer drone flying for all of Moonrock's customers. The details of Moonrock's news are below: Drone safety hit the news in dramatic style in December. Christmas travel plans for thousands were disrupted and ruined, following sights of a drone flying in restricted airspace around Gatwick Airport. Following that incident, calls for greater restrictions on the use of drones resulted in the government announcing new powers for the police when it comes to drone use including the use of fixed penalty notices. What impact the new rules will have is unclear with further disruption experienced at Heathrow on 8 January following more drone sightings. Read More »


A SKYCORP announcement - e-Drone Zero - 2019 Deliveries

A SKYCORP announcement - e-Drone Zero - 2019 Deliveries Almost 3 months have passed since the unveiling of Europe’s first commercially available hydrogen powered drone e-Drone Zero in London’s Commercial UAV Show last November by SKYCORP and we would like to start off by thanking everyone for the tremendously overwhelmingly positive feedback and response. Read More »