A highlight of his Aug. 2 panel discussion on “The Role of Data and Research and Development in Policymaking,” was Governor Cuomo’s same-day announcement of $5 million in investments that will be used to support the state’s unparalleled commitment to the growing Unmanned Aerial Systems industry (UAS) in Central New York.
Aviation safety auditing company Wyvern (Booth 4632) announced a pair of contracts for its Exact drone operation audits this week. Pennsylvania-based Wyvern has partnered with Acend, a technology platform that provides pay-as-you-go insurance to drone operators. Under a separate agreement, Wyvern will conduct an Exact safety audit for drone operator Cinematic Aerospace of New York.
“Cinematic Aerospace is exactly the type of customer we had in mind when we developed EXACT,” said Art Dawley, CEO of Wyvern, “as they are a leading drone operator committed to the highest level of safety, quality and risk management. EXACT will help them further differentiate their business from their competitors.”
Today, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace. These new regulations work to harness new innovations safely, to spur job growth, advance critical scientific research and save lives.
The drone revolution is disrupting industries ranging from agriculture to filmmaking. According to a new study by PwC on the commercial applications of drone technology, the emerging global market for business services using drones is valued at over $127 bn.
Freefly has announced a new multicopter, the Alta 8 comes arrives with all the neat features of the Alta 6 including Synapse brain, top/bottom loading and 45 degree angle operation, but adds two more arms increasing it’s payload to an impressive 18kg.