Skyports, AZ Turnhout and City of Turnhout announce medical drone delivery agreement in Belgium

In September, drones will be used at AZ Turnhout to transport pathology samples and pharmaceuticals between the two major hospital sites during a unique trial project.

AZ Turnhout, City of Turnhout and drone service provider Skyports will jointly test a new logistics service during which medical products will be transported by drone. Skyports’ drones will transfer pathology samples and pharmaceuticals between various hospital sites that would otherwise be moved by traditional ground-based transportation. The project partners aim to start flight operations in September.

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ADDERSTONE GROUP BACK NORTH EAST BASED COUNTER TERRORISM FIRM

North East based property and investment business, Adderstone Group, has invested a seven-figure sum into OpenWorks Engineering, an award-winning, hi-tech product company which is developing world-leading security and counter-terrorism products.

OpenWorks, which operates from premises in Stocksfield, Northumberland, has developed a unique and innovative drone capture system named SkyWall, which is already being used across the globe by a number of government authorities, militaries and private security organisations to provide close protection to the likes of airports, major infrastructure and even world leaders at summits.

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Europe’s First Hydrogen Drone Doubles Flying Times with AMS Cylinders

Specialist drone manufacturer, SKYCORP, has successfully doubled the maximum flight times of e-Drone Zero, Europe’s first hydrogen powered drone, to two hours, by using a new, ultra-lightweight gas cylinder from AMS Composite Cylinders.

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Applied Aeronautics Drones Comply with New Transport Canada Requirements For Advanced Operations

AUSTIN, TX — Applied Aeronautics, the affordable commercial drone manufacturer, today announced their Albatross UAV complies with the latest Transport Canada regulations for advanced drone operations in controlled airspace, as well as operations near people and operations over people. This certification will allow Canadian customers to operate the long-range Albatross UAV as of June 1, when Transport Canada’s new framework for civilian drone operations takes effect across the country. 

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UPS Using Drones to Deliver Medical Samples

by Emily Folk

The commercial use of drones is no longer such a novel concept. In recent years, several industries have adopted drone technology for a diverse variety of applications. To provide just one example, real estate professionals use them for aerial photography and videos, allowing for an extensive view of a property.

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IMGING Becomes First Drone Platform With On-Site Roof Measurements, Adds AI Damage Detection for Commercial Roofs

New IMGING app updates bring innovative possibilities for claims adjusting and roofing

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah, March 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Loveland Innovations, maker of advanced data gathering and AI analysis solutions, added ground-breaking enhancements to its inspection platform, IMGING®. These enhancements include drone-based on-site measurements, AI and deep learning-powered damage detection for commercial roofs, and other powerful updates.

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Leaders in Ocean Drones and Sensors Merge to Form Sofar Ocean Technologies

$7M Series A Led by Peter Rive, True Ventures and David Sacks’ Craft Ventures

SAN FRANCISCO, March 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Ocean data startup Spoondrift and OpenROV, maker of underwater drones, today announced they have merged to form Sofar Ocean Technologies. In tandem with the merger, Sofar announced a $7 million Series A financing round led by Peter Rive (SolarCity founder and CTO), with participation from True Ventures and David Sacks’ Craft Ventures. Peter Rive will be joining as chairman and taking an active role in the company.

The Sofar Trident Underwater Drone diving beneath the surface. Sofar Ocean Technologies is the result of a merger between leading ocean drone and sensor companies.
The Sofar Trident Underwater Drone diving beneath the surface. Sofar Ocean Technologies is the result of a merger between leading ocean drone and sensor companies.
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