Equinor drone flew a 3D-printed part for the lifeboat system from the Mongstad base to the Troll A platform in the North Sea (video)

Equinor drone

Equinor drone the world’s first logistics operation with a drone to an offshore installation

“Development is rapid, and we see a huge potential within drone technology that could transform the way we operate, both under and above the sea surface. Equinor aims to lead the way in utilising new technology on the Norwegian continental shelf,” says Arne Sigve Nylund, Equinor’s executive vice president for Development and Production Norway.

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The potential of last mile drones delivery in a Pandemic

olivier defawe

presentation by Olivier Defawe, Director Health Systems, VillageReach, at ONLINE Unmanned Aircraft Conference, 8 December 2020, 16:30 – 20:30 CET. REGISTER HERE to attend.

Headlines are everywhere: “This is the golden age of drone delivery.” Without a doubt, drones have the potential to transform healthcare logistics, and COVID-19 heightens the urgency. Global interest has grown, and drone service providers are poised to respond. But despite the headlines, few drone delivery operations have been sustained for longer than a few months or been scaled-up to a national level. During this talk, I will review and question the use of light cargo drones in response to the pandemic.

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UCA around the corner? – Presented by Hans Heerkens, Platform UCA

Hans Heerkens

UCA around the corner? – Presented by Hans Heerkens, Assistant Professor, University of Twente / Chairman, Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft, at  Online Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Conference, which will take place on December 8, 2020.

For years, UCA have been in silent development. Now, the first operational UCA services are about to start. But while small companies often initiate innovations, large organizations are needed to spread them. UCA infrastructure is a public good, and the recognition of this will help to determine the competitive power of operators and of countries and regions. Continue reading “UCA around the corner? – Presented by Hans Heerkens, Platform UCA”

Flying to space twice a day: Rocket powered UAVs for space transportation

jeroen wink

presentated by Jeroen Wink, CEO, Dawn Aerospace, at ONLINE Unmanned Aircraft Conference, 8 December 2020, 16:30 – 20:30 CET. REGISTER HERE to attend.

Dawn Aerospace, founded in 2016 by graduates from Delft University’s ‘record-breaking Stratos II sounding rocket’ design team, is developing a radically different small launch vehicle, a rocket powered UAV, to cater for the high frequency, dedicated, low-cost needs of the emerging small satellite market. Is Dawn’s rapidly reusable ‘gas and go’ spaceplane the answer?

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Drone Deliveries: Who pays the bills?

Gokul Srinivasan

presentation by Gokul Srinivasan, Director of Technology, Robots Expert Finland Oy at ONLINE Unmanned Aircraft Conference, 8 December 2020, 16:30 – 20:30 CET. REGISTER HERE to attend

We have heard a lot about drone deliveries, especially about how companies get permits to fly, several videos of deliveries being done to selected end customers and all that. We have also seen forecasts that says the drone delivery industry will be worth $XYZ Billions. What we have not seen is adequate explanation of the underlying business models, if there is any. This presentation will cover some details about the business models, and showcase the difference between reality and fantasy of inflated values.

program: https://unmannedcargoaircraftconference.com/program/

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