Category Archives: Non-Military & Commercial UAS

Ontario Paramedics Now Fly BVLOS

When a driver was fatally ejected one night late last year from a vehicle that rolled off a road in Eastern Ontario’s Renfrew County, emergency responders were unsure whether there were other victims. The terrain around the crash site was difficult to access, forested and rocky with steep and unexpected drops. Instead of relying solely on emergency staff to determine the number of dead or injured, the county’s paramedic service turned to a technology it has pioneered among its peers in Canada: an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or, more colloquially, a drone. Continue reading

Colorado Professor Shares $5M UAE Rain Enhancement Program Award for UAV Seeding Project

UAEREP Third Cycle Ceremony (Photo AETOSWire)

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE and Minister of Presidential Affairs, the awardees of the Third Cycle of the UAE Research Program for Rain Enhancement Science were announced and honoured at an exclusive ceremony held as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2018. Continue reading

10 Benefits of Drone-Based Asset Inspections

This new paradigm of Drone-based inspections is helping industries improve efficiency and quality of data acquisition while increasing safety and speed of delivery. Although a new and emerging technology, (which is still evolving), in early 2018, most companies are not aware of the possible benefits they can achieve using small unmanned aerial vehicles (sUAVs) to inspect their assets. Continue reading