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Why the sky is no limit to Sky-Futures

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It’s not easy inspecting an oil rig, particularly when it’s miles out at sea. Sky-Futures, a five-year-old business that specialises in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) industrial inspection services, is providing a cutting-edge solution to some of the energy industry’s toughest…

Canadian technology and the flight of the drones

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OMAR EL AKKAD AND KELLY CRYDERMAN SAN FRANCISCO and CALGARY — The Globe and Mail When Libyan rebels marched on Tripoli in 2011, a Canadian drone led the way. The unmanned aircraft, a product of a company called Aeryon Labs based in Waterloo, Ont.,…

Firms set drone flight plans

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By Bridget Vis The forecast for local businesses tied to hobbyist or commercial drones? It’s taking off, although uncertainty pegged to pending Federal Aviation Administration rules makes it an unchartered area to do business. Here’s a look at five Southeast Michigan companies focused…

Spanish UAS test centre opens

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The president of Junta de Andalucía, Susana Díaz, has inaugurated today the Atlas Flight Test Centre, Spain’s first facility exclusively devoted to testing technologies and light unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and the the Europe’s first centre specifically designed to research…