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Unisphere and Meteomatics cooperate on drone safety and automation plan

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The flight management software company Unisphere, and weather data firm Meteomatics have signed a cooperation agreement to improve the safety and efficiency of flight operations with drones and air taxis. Under the agreement, Unisphere will provide its customers with automated flight management services for drones and air taxis that will include accurate weather data from Meteomatics. Pilot knowledge is transferred into software to automate decision making, realize efficiencies, and save costs. Automated flight management has an enormous potential to enable industries without aviation know-how, such as agriculture, logistics, traffic management, logistics, and more to operate unmanned aircraft safe and efficient
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Avy receives EIC Accelerator and flies above Europe

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EIC Accelerator's 'champions-league' grant application was awarded to Amsterdam based company, Avy in July 2020. With the call of the European Commission for proposals that contribute to the fight against the corona crisis, Avy has a desire for change and future-proof innovation. The firms says it aims to contribute to the increasing demand for care in the long and short term. It references its long-distance drone as a solution for urgent medical transport between healthcare facilities and supports emergency services with camera images in case of incidents. The granted subsidy of 1.4 million will enable Avy to expand its experience
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Volocopter appoints Arnaud Coville as CTO

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Dr. Arnaud Coville has been appointed as the new chief technical officer of Volocopter. He joined the company as head of VoloCity Development in May 2020 and was appointed to become CTO, following former CTO Jan-Hendrik Boelens’ decision to leave the company. The firm said Coville’s extensive experience as a leader and engineer in new aircraft development will help to solidify Volocopter’s position as a leading eVTOL aircraft company worldwide. Coville said: “Electrically powered air taxis will change aviation as we know it. Together with the talented team of experts here at Volocopter, we will bring the very first air
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Droniq and Sky Drone team up on long-range drone flights mission

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Droniq and Sky Drone have entered into a strategic partnership to enable BVLOS flights of industrial, commercial and governmental use. The partnership aims to allow Droniq to use Sky Drone’s unique technology for controlling UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) remotely in real-time and without any limitation in range. Based on this technology, Droniq will offer a complete hardware package for locating, controlling and transmitting data of drones during BVLOS flights. Commenting, Ralph Schepp, COO of Droniq said: “Sky Drone perfectly complements the UTM approach of Droniq and is an essential building block for making BVLOS flights reality.” Adding: “We’ve seen the
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EU UAS regulation applicability date sees further delay

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The applicability date of the European Union Unmanned Aircraft Systems Implementing Regulation 2019/947 (EU UAS IR 2019/947) has been delayed until December 31. The European Commission delayed the applicability date, a decision which supersedes the previous delay applied by the UK Government.  It means that the Implementing Regulation will now become applicable within the UK on December 31. In the coming days, CAP 1789 ‘The EU UAS Regulatory Package - Outline’ will be updated to reflect the new applicability date of this regulation. Previously in the UK, the CAA confirmed that it had to delay the date by a period
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