Robird drone convinces bird flocks to move away from airports


A drone that looks and flies like a peregrine falcon is convincing flocks of birds to move away from busy airports where they're a threat to manned aviation. The Robird has proved its worth at the Grand Forks International Airport in North Dakota.
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Uplift Data Partners becomes PrecisionHawk's latest acquistion


PrecisionHawk made its fifth acquisition of the year by purchasing Chicago-based Uplift Data Partners, which specializes in commercial drone services for the construction industry. PrecisionHawk CEO Michael Chasen says more acquisitions are planned.
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AUVSI launches Trusted Operator Program for UAS operators


AUVSI is launching a new Trusted Operators Program for UAS pilots and training organizations to improve safety through a higher standard of professionalism. TOP certification provides an AUVSI seal of approval above and beyond FAA requirements.
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Digital vineyard of the future features drone data collection


Drones could play a role in making better wine, thanks to the "Digital Vineyard of the Future" project. A recent demonstration in Nova Scotia, Canada, showed how a drone can gather scientific data in real-time and transfer it via a cell network.
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Delair expands commercial operations with Airware acquisition


French drone solutions supplier Delair is expanding its commercial drone operations with the acquisition of California-based Airware's key assets. The deal is expected to strengthen the company's expertise and technology across a range of industries.
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Insitu, FAA hold meeting to demonstrate UAS type certification


Insitu Inc. recently collaborated with the FAA to complete the first Type Certification Board Meeting in support of its ScanEagle 3. Four FAA teams met at Insitu's headquarters in Bingen, Washington, to review the proposed 2019 type certification.
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