Safely integrating UAVs Flying Beyond Line of Sight

10. April 2017

Safely integrating UAVs into national, and international airspace, flying beyond line of sight is essential for the continued development of UAV technology for the professional sector. Flying under 500 feet was previously regarded as too low to regulate, however is now becoming a necessity to do so. A recent test flight in the Netherlands, performed with a modified Ascending Technologies Falcon [...]

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Eni´s Drone Technology Win

14. March 2017

Eni established a 3 year contract for the aerial inspection of their global assets with Sky-Futures (a London based-drone service provider flying with the AscTec Falcon 8). The high-tech approach towards inspections follows a type of revolution for Eni. Over the last two years prices for oil have dropped, along with cut dividends and job losses. Amid an environment of [...]

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Sky-Futures Signs First Global Aerial Inspection Contract with Eni

15. February 2017

Sky-Futures will deploy drones at Eni facilities as part of a three-year global contract, established February 14th, 2017. The global contract is the first of its kind between a gas and oil company, and a drone- based service provider. The contract signals a change to the approach of safety and inspection on behalf of the gas and oil industry. Eni, [...]

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UK Drone Guidelines for Offshore Oil & Gas

17. January 2017

Cyberhawk Innovations, the world leader in aerial inspection and survey using Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), otherwise known as drones, has welcomed Oil & Gas UK’s new guidelines on the use of drones in offshore environments. Cyberhawk played a key role in the drafting of the ‘Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations Management Standards and Guidelines’, which were produced by Oil & Gas [...]

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500 Drones to Set Record

5. November 2016

With a fleet of 500 drones Intel engineers set a new world record, less than a year after setting the Guinness World Records title for 100 drones flying simultaneously. The unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are specifically designed for light shows. The fall-colored sunset darkened above Krailling, Germany as thousands of tiny propellers began spinning in unison in a field. The [...]

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Intel Announces Intel Falcon 8+ UAS

11. October 2016

Intel Announces Intel Falcon 8+ UAS. Today, at the 2016 INTERGEO drone conference in Hamburg, Germany, Intel is building on the AscTec Falcon 8 system and announcing the release of the Intel Falcon 8+ for North American markets. This advanced system includes the Intel Falcon 8+ UAV, Intel Cockpit for ground control, as well as the Intel Powerpack to power [...]

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Intel @ INTERGEO Hamburg 2016

10. October 2016

The revolution will be airborne. Ascending Technologies | Part of Intel will deliver a press conference at this year’s INTERGEO in Hamburg (October 11th to 13th, 2016). On Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 (1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., room A4.2, hall A4, INTERGEO fairground) the company will present new dedicated solutions, developed for challenging drone applications, and provide a first look [...]

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Sky-Futures Awarded with Highest Level of SGS RPAS Safety & Compliance Verification

5. August 2016

Sky-Futures has been awarded the highest level of SGS Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Safety & Compliance Verification, passing the most comprehensive audit of safety systems and operational safety practices within the drone industry. SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company with a global network of 1,800 offices and laboratories, and has extended its services into [...]

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AscTec Falcon 8 drones @ the White House

4. August 2016

The use & benefits of UAS like the AscTec Falcon 8 drones have been discussed broadly at the White House: Within a workshop sponsored by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Brian Krzanich, chief executive officer of Intel Corporation, spoke on the subject of drones and the future of aviation. The White House Office of Science [...]

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Intel & Airbus Demo Drone Inspection Of Passenger Airliners

15. July 2016

A team from Intel and Airbus demonstrated an aircraft visual inspection with a modified AscTec Falcon 8 with Intel® RealSense™ cameras. The demo took place during this week’s Farnborough International Airshow in England on an Airbus passenger airliner. “This collaboration and demo with Airbus showcases the advancements and innovation Intel brings to the drone industry,” said Anil Nanduri, vice president [...]

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