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Aeroprobe: Improving Flight Efficiency in the Enterprise and Beyond

10-year old, VA-based Aeroprobe understands that improved air information leads to better flight efficiency and safety. Aeroprobe produces sophisticated  air flow data technologies used across industries.  Their highly precise, multi-hole technology is critical equipment for anything that moves: Formula 1 racecars, wind turbines, space shuttles, helicopters and now, drones. Aeroprobe has miniaturized their equipment in […]

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Drones in Mining: The Rocketmine Process

Mining is a major industry in Africa – and drone companies have established themselves there to grow with the industry. Service provider Rocketmine, a division of French company Delta Drone,  was the first licensed commercial drone operator in South Africa and Ghana and flies the largest fleet of drones on the continent.  That’s because, explains […]

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Huerta Lauds NACC Teamwork in Face of Adversity

WASHINGTON FAA Administrator Michael Huerta today drove home the importance of working together in the face of natural disasters that have caused so much devastation in recent weeks, in his final speech before ICAOs North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACC) Directors of Civil Aviation meeting.

The 2017 hurricane season already has devastated too many of our nations. As if that wasn’t enough, our friends in Mexico were struck by two deadly earthquakes as well, Huerta said at the NACC meeting in Washington. Some of our attendees here today have family in Mexico City, where the extent of this weeks quake is still being determined. Please know all of our thoughts are with you during this trying time.

These moments of tragedy bind us together, Huerta said. We grieve for the lives lost. We comfort the displaced. And we vow to rebuild. We are neighbors. What happens to one of us affects us all.

Huerta reaffirmed the FAAs commitment to help the region as a whole to recover. The agency has continued to support efforts to get all Florida airports back to full operations including those in the Florida Keys. The FAA brought one mobile air traffic control tower to Key West from Connecticut by truck earlier this week to replace the damaged tower there, and airlifted another mobile tower from Boise, Idaho to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands last week to manage relief flights to and from the island. The agency also sent an airports inspector to St. Martin last week to help assess the readiness of the airfield for non-military relief flights.

In addition, the FAA has issued hundreds of unmanned aircraft authorizations to aid in the response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and anticipates issuing more for the area damaged by Maria in the next few days. Drones are being used to quickly and safely assess damage to homes, businesses and critical infrastructure. They help target and prioritize recovery activities.

The NACC meeting gives us an opportunity to come together, share ideas, and find new ways to work together toward our common goals, Huerta said. But what is even more important is that we can use this meeting to reaffirm our partnerships and ask for and receive the assistance that is needed from one another.

Huerta added, As my time as FAA Administrator is drawing to a close, let me say what a privilege its been to work with all of you over the years. We should all be proud of the work that we do to ensure that travelers can continue to take it for granted that they will arrive safely at their destinations. The work we do every day makes that happen and we are successful because we do it together.

Administrator Huerta’s remarks can be viewed on our website.

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Lockheed Martin Unleashes Drone Hunting Laser

One of the largest defense companies in the world has just tested a game-changing laser that can easily fry rogue drones in midair. Lockheed Martin released a test video yesterday showcasing its 30-kilowatt class ATHENA (Advanced Test High Energy Asset) system splashing five fixed-wing Outlaw drones at the U.S. Army’s White Sands Missile Range in […]

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Wingtra partners with Kentucky-based Precision Capture to offer VTOL drone

Precision Capture, a technology firm that delivers 2D and 3D data capture, measurement and imagery solutions,has entered into a distribution partnership with Wingtra, a Zurich based startup that markets a drone that combines the benefits of multirotors and fixed-wing drones. “The WingtraOne is the perfect extension of our UAV offering into the premium segment: it […]

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Dr. Denise Bjorkman of the Neuro Business Institute: Need the Perfect Pilot? Hire a Woman

Neuroscientist Dr. Denise Bjorkman is passionate about her work.  She talks fast and thinks fast – and began her talk at the Drones Africa Summit this morning by paraphrasing US Representative Pat Schroeder: “I have brains and a uterus, and I’m using them both.” Performing research with the Drone Portal and the Neuro Business Institute, […]

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Drones for Good: Disaster Management and Humanitarian Aid in Malawi

Africa is ground zero for the use of humanitarian drones and medical drone delivery – and with innovative programs and the development of a humanitarian drone corridor, UNICEF’s drone projects in Malawi have become a model for the rest of the world. Matthias Boyen of UNICEF explains that drones solve critical problems for the people […]

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